But recently a renovation plan for the park submitted bytelevision executive Tom Werner and skiing entrepreneur LesOtten--partners in one of seven groups bidding to buy a controllinginterest in the team--has captured the attention of the team'sconstruction advisor, James Walsh, who has dismissed a number ofother proposals to rebuild Fenway.

"It is an interesting plan," Walsh tells GlobeSt.com but he isquick to add that it "needs a detailed analysis." Werner andOtten's group is currently the only bidder for the team that hasstated its intention to rebuild on the site of the current FenwayPark. Local preservationists and activists have been campaigning tokeep Fenway Park--the country's oldest ballpark--open.

Werner and Otten have reportedly been emphasizing the obviousadvantages to rebuilding Fenway Park. Namely, the cost saving innot having to purchase a new site and in not having to maintain twoproperties while the park is being rebuilt. "This is a new scheme,"says Walsh. "It's innovative and deserves further study."

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