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Fenway Park 2022 changes: New Truly Terrace with AI checkout; Fenway goes cashless

Fenway Park 2022 changes: New Truly Terrace with AI checkout; Fenway goes cashless

Fenway Park turns 110 this year, but it still has a few new tricks up its sleeve in the form of some new grandstands, billboards, and AI-based self-rolling options.

The park is also moving away from some traditional amenities, including a new policy where vendors at the park will no longer take cash.

The Boston Red Sox announced a series of new opportunities Wednesday ahead of the team’s opening game at home against the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

Here is a summary of the changes:

Fenway goes without cash

The Red Sox announced that credit cards and contactless payments with smartphones will be the only payment methods accepted at Fenway this season, “for convenience and to improve speed of service.”

This includes concession stands and street vendors. Street vendors will have “cashless POS machines” that will allow fans to pay with a card or phone in the stands.

Fans with cash only have the option of loading money onto a debit card at one of the park’s 2-Card cash exchange kiosks at Gate E Concourse, Home Plate Concourse, or Kids Concourse. This will allow fans to load money onto a Mastercard debit card, which can be used at Fenway Park – as well as any company that uses Mastercard.

New location: The Truly Terrace

The new 8,800-square-foot terrace is located behind Bleachers 39, 41, 42, and 43 sections and now features an outdoor concourse area with bar seating and a number of new features (plus additional bathrooms).

Truly Terrace will feature a large island bar serving “local craft favorites and a variety of real flavours.”

Truly Terrace will also offer some self-pay options, including a take-out market and a “Truly Takeout” food market with self-ordering windows.

One of the features announced is “Visual Recognition and AI Intelligent Self-Check System”.

Also added: NESN Studio in Fenway Park

Also located in The Truly Terrace, this will be the streaming location for NESN’s pre- and post-game shows. This will replace the previous broadcast location outside the park on Jersey Street.

New location: Overlook 521

Located just above The Truly Terrace, this view is designed to accommodate private events, with a capacity of approximately 600 people.

New foods in Fenway Park

Aramark, the company that operates Fenway Park franchises, has announced a number of new franchise options for 2022, including:

  • Sale pizza
  • mozzarella sticks
  • Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls
  • Jalapeno Cheetos Hot Dog
  • gyro turkey
  • pickled grillo
  • Platanos Maduros
  • Flavor Nutter Fries
  • Doritos walking taco
  • MingsBings (A new vegetarian option from Chef Ming Tsai)
  • Really Awesome Burger from Takeout (Savinor Smash Burger, Melted Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, and Thousand Island Sauce on a Brioche Roll)

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