BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox want to serve more mixed drinks at Fenway Park.

But the Boston Licensing Board has delayed approval of the Sox application to sell mixed drinks throughout the entire park.   Hard liquor is available at Fenway, but mostly in the premium seats.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Mayor Tom Menino told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Thursday he thinks the Red Sox just need to re-word their application.

“The way the wording of the application was that it would allow them to sell liquor every place in the ballpark. That wasn’t the intention of the Red Sox. That was never the intention of my administration. That’s why the hearing was postponed,” he said.

Menino talks to Carl Stevens

“My administration and the neighborhood doesn’t want it to be sold throughout the ballpark. (We want) five specific locations, similar to what we have at TD North (Garden). We want to work with the Red Sox on this issue. It was miswritten and we just want to straighten out the difficulties.”

WBZ-TV’s David Robichaud reports

The hearing is set for Wednesday, two days before the Red Sox home opener against the Yankees.

Comments (4)
  1. jtoose says:

    $25 for a rum and coke…………..sure , why not?

  2. Kate S. says:

    I actually hope that they WILL over-charge for their rum and coke or whatever other mixed drinks they serve so that people will not get drunk too fast. I don’t know if this is the best idea; haven’t we already had enough problems with drunks in and around Fenway? Also, would they cut them off before the eighth inning or even sooner than that? I have to wonder if the protocol would be different considering that the content of alcohol would be different.

  3. jaygee says:

    Many sports venues have sold mixed drinks for years and it works just fine because those who drink in those cities don’t abuse the privilege and act responsibly. Boston is a bit different because there are too many nasty drunks at hockey & baseball games. Serving whiskey & vodka will make it very difficult for not only security but also fans who just want to see a game and not fights breaking out. I can’t wait to see what they charge for a vodka/tonic at Fenway, hahaha.

  4. emom says:

    oH this would only be a recipe for distaster,,,, do we truely want extremely rude drunks on the trains or buses, its bad enough drive that way , but really do you need them staggering out of the game especially if they lost, And what if they manage to get more than they should,,.,, I say no way we dont need the hassle

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