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Just a few short weeks after Fenway Park plays host to country stars Florida Georgia Line on July 7, the historic ballpark could soon add another title to its ranks: “Venue of the Year.”

The home of the Red Sox, as well as multiple big-ticket summer concerts, was nominated in the “Venue of the Year” category — “Large Capacity” division, kind of like the American League East — in the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards. Fenway’s nomination comes on the ACM’s Industry Ballot, which also celebrates promoters, nightclubs, casinos and festivals.

The awards take place on August 23 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

In the battle for “Venue of the Year — Large Capacity,” Fenway has some competition just south of Boston, as the XFinity Center in Mansfield made the cut alongside Bridgestone Arena (Nashville), CMAC (New York State), and Klipsch Music Center (Indiana). The category was won last year by Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington.

In 2016, Fenway got its country on by hosting multiples concerts by Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band.

Here’s the full Industry Award Nominee ballot from the Academy of Country Music:

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis, IN
House of Blues – Boston, MA
Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY
Foxwoods Resort and Casino – Mashantucket, CT
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA
Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Council Bluffs, IA
Mystic Showroom – Prior Lake, MN
Peppermill Concert Hall – Wendover, NV

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY
Casino Rama Resort – Orillia, ON, Canada
Choctaw Casino Event Center – Durant, OK
Grand Casino Hinckley – Hinckley, MN
The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
WinStar World Casino – Thackerville, OK

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY
ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
Gillioz Theatre – Springfield, MO
Hoyt Sherman Place – Des Moines, IA
PlayStation Theater – New York, NY
Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH
Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD
Ford Center – Evansville, IN
Huntington Center – Toledo, OH
Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY
Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
CMAC – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
Fenway Park – Boston, MA
Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Medonte, ON, Canada
Faster Horses Festival – Brooklyn, MI
Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Watershed Festival – George, WA
Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, IL

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions
Lenore Kinder – AEG Live
Dan Merker – HUKA Entertainment
Concho Minick – Billy Bob’s Texas
Michelle Romeo – Romeo Entertainment

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Live
Ali Harnell – AEG Live
Darin Lashinsky – National Shows 2
Patrick McDill – Live Nation
Ed Warm – Joe’s Live

 

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