PawSox: New ballpark on back burner, focus on McCoy

PAWTUCKET – Amid concerns of sliding attendance caused partly by last year’s failed attempt to build a new baseball stadium in Providence, Pawsox owners are trying to make amends with fans and the team’s hometown of Pawtucket. On Monday, Larry Lucchino, chairman of the Pawsox, known formally as the Pawtucket Red Sox, penned a joint…

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  1. Mayor Grebien and the PawSox owners should be lobbying to improve and electrify the Providence & Worcester (P&W) rail right of way between Worcester and the East Side Railroad tunnel in Providence. This P&W right of ways runs parallel to the new Blackstone River Valley National Park’s historic sites and passes within 1200 feet of McCoy Stadium’s parking lot. A shuttle train commuter rail line could be built to serve the new National Park’s historic sites and McCoy Stadium. Hundreds of tourists would be available during the summer months to make sure that the PawSox would always play to sold out crowds.