A new era in Red Sox history dawned in 2002, when a group led by John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino took over stewardship of the club in February. While the 2002 Red Sox didn't qualify for the playoffs, the new ownership commenced a series of significant improvements to Fenway Park, which culminated before the 2011 season. By the end of 2002, the club had installed new "dugout" seating, opened Yawkey Way to increase concourse space and announced plans to build seats above the famed Green Monster. In June, the club held the first ever Father's Day Catch at Fenway Park and invited thousands of fathers and their families to the park to play catch on the ballpark's famous field. In July, the Red Sox held a day of tribute to the life of Ted Williams, who passed away earlier in the month.