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BOSTON-While the general consensus holds that the Boston Red Sox need a new ballpark and though a number of venues have been bandied about recently, the idea of rebuilding Fenway Park was thought to be a dead issue.

But recently a renovation plan for the park submitted by television executive Tom Werner and skiing entrepreneur Les Otten–partners in one of seven groups bidding to buy a controlling interest in the team–has captured the attention of the team’s construction advisor, James Walsh, who has dismissed a number of other proposals to rebuild Fenway.

“It is an interesting plan,” Walsh tells GlobeSt.com but he is quick to add that it “needs a detailed analysis.” Werner and Otten’s group is currently the only bidder for the team that has stated its intention to rebuild on the site of the current Fenway Park. Local preservationists and activists have been campaigning to keep Fenway Park–the country’s oldest ballpark–open.

Werner and Otten have reportedly been emphasizing the obvious advantages to rebuilding Fenway Park. Namely, the cost saving in not having to purchase a new site and in not having to maintain two properties while the park is being rebuilt. “This is a new scheme,” says Walsh. “It’s innovative and deserves further study.”

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