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MGM Music Hall at Fenway Opens

By Shelley Levitt

 

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the MGM Music Hall ay Fenway

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Boston has a major new event venue and performing arts center with the opening of MGM Music Hall at Fenway. Located immediately behind Fenway Park, the 91,500-square-foot venue might be large, but the interior was designed to offer guests a cozy experience. It includes state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, seating on four levels, three lounge areas—including an open-air rooftop deck with views of the downtown Boston skyline—and numerous food and beverage areas.

“The distinctive configuration of the triangular plot of land was conducive to achieving an incredibly intimate feel and an audiovisual experience that is second to none,” says Jonathan Guila, managing director of Fenway Sports Group Real Estate. “What makes a venue of this size so unique are the four levels of seating, all of which are in proximity to the stage, with the farthest seat only 110 feet away from the large 80-foot-wide by 40-foot-deep stage.”

During its first opening months, the venue booked an eclectic series of performances that included James Taylor & His All-Star Band, Chris Stapleton, Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Adam Sandler, Arcade Fire, and Lil Nas X, among many others.

MGM Music Hall at Fenway, which is LEED Gold certified, has various options for private events, from a full buyout for 5,000 guests or a reception for 1,800 on the venue’s main floor to a dinner for 50 in the Jim Beam Distiller’s Room or the Truly Rooftop. Custom menus and mixology are available.

“The completion of MGM Music Hall will be a significant contribution to Boston’s eccentric music and arts culture,” says Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. “I’m excited to see the opportunities and the experiences that this new venue will bring to our city.”

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