MGM Music Hall at Fenway

The MGM Music Hall at Fenway is a 5,009-capacity[1] music venue located to the direct northeast of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston mayor Michelle Wu held the venue's ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 22, 2022, followed by a short private concert by Guster for the students of Tufts University.[2] The venue's first public concert was performed by Massachusetts-bred rock band Godsmack on August 27.[3] The venue is owned by Fenway Sports Group and operated by Live Nation Entertainment.[4]

MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Coin performing at the venue in 2022
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Full nameMGM Music Hall at Fenway, presented by Curve
Address2 Lansdowne St,
Boston, MA 02215
United States
LocationFenway–Kenmore
Coordinates42°20′49″N 71°05′42″W / 42.34697222°N 71.09505556°W / 42.34697222; -71.09505556
OwnerFenway Sports Group
OperatorCrossroads Presents
Capacity5,009
Construction
Broke groundNovember 22, 2019
OpenedAugust 22, 2022
ArchitectDAIQ Architects
General contractorGilbane Building Company
Website
Venue Website

History

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On September 28, 2018, the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) announced plans to build a 5,000 seat music venue on a lot along the northeast perimeter of Fenway Park then mainly used for video production truck parking.[5][6] With Gilbane built the venue, originally simply known as Fenway Theater during construction, until a naming rights agreement was made with MGM Resorts International in November 2019.[7] The MGM Music Hall at Fenway broke ground on November 22, 2019,[8] and was initially intended to be complete in the fall of 2021.[9]

The MGM Music Hall at Fenway opened its doors on August 22, 2022, a year later than expected, due to construction and performer delays in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, [2] The opening ceremony featured a public ribbon-cutting from Boston mayor Michelle Wu, and a 30-minute private concert from the Boston-based rock band Guster for the students of Tufts University.[2] Massachusetts rock band Godsmack performed the venue's first public concert on August 27.

 
Curve Level at MGM Music Hall at Fenway

References

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  1. ^ Presents, Crossroads. "MGM Music Hall at Fenway". Crossroads Presents. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "New MGM Music Hall at Fenway is designed with musicians in mind". www.wbur.org. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  3. ^ Bienick, David (22 August 2022). "Inside look at new music venue near Fenway Park". WCVB. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  4. ^ James Sullivan (20 August 2022). "Next door to Fenway Park, Boston's newest concert venue is ready to take the field". The Boston Globe.
  5. ^ Logan, Tim (28 September 2018). "Music venue next to Fenway Park proposed". Boston Globe. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Fenway Sports Group and Live Nation Announce Plans to Explore Development of Theater Adjacent to Fenway Park". Live Nation. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  7. ^ "The 5,000-seat music venue set to open next to Fenway Park has a new name". www.boston.com. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  8. ^ "MGM Music Hall at Fenway Breaks Ground". www.bldup.com. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  9. ^ Buell, Spencer (22 November 2019). "Here's Our First Look Inside Fenway's Planned MGM Music Hall". Boston Magazine. Retrieved 5 June 2023.