The new venue, with more than 6,000 square feet, is located above the Big Concourse, behind the Bleachers and Right Field Grandstand. The club will offer contemporary American dining, a full bar, a private entrance at Gate B, and dedicated concierge service.
As the Home of the Nation’s Archives, the club will display historic memorabilia, photographs, displays, and artifacts, such as Dave Roberts’ stolen base from Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS and the baseball from Roger Clemens’ record-setting 20-strikeout game April 29, 1986, at Fenway against Seattle.
“We are creating the Royal Rooters Club to fulfill a promise we made to our season ticket holders, while also finding a home for some of the precious artifacts that will now be on display as well as enjoyed by our fans as part of an enhanced tour program,” said Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino. “Our season ticket holders have long requested a dedicated space where they could gather with friends, family, or clients before, during, or after games.
“We have also heard from fans throughout Red Sox Nation that they would like to donate their collections of Red Sox and Fenway Park memorabilia to a place where they will be preserved, protected, and cared for. Fenway Park is a fitting home, and the 100th Anniversary celebration is a fitting time to establish the Nation’s Archives.”
Located in the area formerly known as the Players Club, the space was designed by DAIQ architects of Somerville, and built by Gilbane Construction of Boston, with graphic design by Jason Simmons from Gradient Labs out of Pittsburgh. Historical displays were put together by Susan Perrin Art Consulting.