PawSox campaign yields early responses from state, city officials

AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE proposed Pawtucket Red Sox stadium for downtown Providence at night. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX
AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE proposed Pawtucket Red Sox stadium for downtown Providence at night. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX
PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket Red Sox president James J. Skeffington spent the last few days making the political rounds, visiting city and state leadership to lay out the details of his plan to build a new ballpark in downtown Providence. So it’s no wonder the responses came quickly on Wednesday after Skeffington proposed the plan publicly,…
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Many questions remain to be answered. What will the cost of each ticket be? What will the cost of parking be? What is the projection of the average attendance at the new stadium? 16 of the 30 teams in Triple-A Baseball drew less than 7,000 fans per game in 2013 and 2014. What will happen if attendance at the new stadium is low? Will the new owners be asking for more state help? The PawSox averaged over 8,400 fans per game for the last 10 years. What will the financial impact on the City of Pawtucket be without the PawSox? Will the state of Rhode Island be obligated to reimburse the City of Pawtucket for this financial loss? Will the increase in traffic in downtown Providence be a problem? Will the increase in carbon emissions in the I-195 redevelopment area become a problem?

  2. I can’t believe that traffic is an issue. What cocoon are you living in. Anytime you have large crowds that leave at the same time there will be traffic congestion. I go to Tanglewood regularly and that place gets congested when 14,00 people leave after a concert. Does that mean they should close up Tangelwood?? Talk about small minded comments.