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Red Sox Fans Face Increased Parking Fines Around Fenway

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Boston Red Sox fans attending the home opener might get an expensive ticket if they park in resident-only spots around Fenway Park.

A new city ordinance that boosts the game-day fine for using resident-only spots in the neighborhoods around the ballpark from $40 to $100 takes effect Monday when the Red Sox play host to the Washington Nationals.

Mayor Marty Walsh signed the ordinance last week, the day after it was approved by the City Council.

The increased fines apply to two hours before game time and two hours after the game ends.

City Councilor Josh Zakim, who sponsored the ordinance, says the rule will "restore the parking balance" around the ballpark.

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