Get over it, PawSox stadium deal is not a repeat of 38 Studios

PAWTUCKET RED SOX owners want public money to help build a brand-new Triple-A baseball stadium in downtown Pawtucket. Skeptics of the $83 million project, including Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, are skeptical, while advocates, including Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, are bullish the investment could revitalize an economically depressed part of the city. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

The deal to build the replacement for McCoy Stadium that is receiving intense public scrutiny is unprecedented. The team is offering to contribute $12 million in cash, as well as pay off $33 million in bonds toward the construction of the new ballpark, which is expected to cost $83 million. According to a minor league

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