PawSox officially sign letter of intent to build new stadium in Worcester

Ruben Hill
August 18, 2018

The Boston Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate took its first official step toward relocating to MA on Friday with the announcement that the Pawtucket Red Sox had signed a letter of intent to build a new stadium in downtown Worcester, Mass. He wanted a new ballpark in Pawtucket.

In Worcester, business owners expressed excitement and some trepidation about luring the PawSox to become the WooSox.

The ballpark rendering shows an aerial view of Worcester's Canal District.

Lucchino and the PawSox had trouble reaching a deal to keep the team in or around Pawtucket. A plan to build a new stadium in Providence fell through, and plans to use public funds to help finance a new stadium were met with strong opposition by Rhode Island residents, with one poll showing that 59 percent of respondents opposed the idea while only 33 percent supported it. Minor League Baseball also needs to OK the project. "We are pleased to continue to invest in the City of Worcester and look forward to working together to welcome a premier professional ball team to the state".

Former president of the Boston Red Sox, Lucchino is now the chairman of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien was a major proponent and did almost everything he could to keep the team in the city.

A source close to the team who communicated with Rhode Island Public Radio on the condition of anonymity said an announcement of a financial offer for a new stadium in Worcester would be made Friday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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