PawSox owners remain focused on downtown stadium

BOSTON RED SOX President Larry Lucchino - who is part of the ownership group for the Pawtucket Red Sox - will spearhead negotiations to move the team to downtown Providence after the death this week of James J. Skeffington. Skeffington was president of the PawSox. / COURTESY PBC ASSOCIATES
BOSTON RED SOX President Larry Lucchino - who is part of the ownership group for the Pawtucket Red Sox - will spearhead negotiations to move the team to downtown Providence after the death this week of James J. Skeffington. Skeffington was president of the PawSox. / COURTESY PBC ASSOCIATES
PROVIDENCE – The owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox remain focused on moving the team to downtown Providence, according to a team spokeswoman, and hope to finalize a deal by June. Larry Lucchino, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and a principal owner of the PawSox team, will spearhead those negotiations following the…

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  1. Mary, All options should be on the table. If Lucchino wants to go to Worcester, that’s OK. Pawtucket will be able to attract another Triple-A team to come to Pawtucket. Five International League teams have poor attendance. Foxboro is not OK because it is too close to Pawtucket. Lucchino should be up front about his intentions.

    The new owners of the PawSox are shortsighted. They should stay in Pawtucket. With the coming of the new Blackstone River Valley National Park, a lot of federal funding will be coming to the Blackstone Valley area. McCoy Stadium could become part of the new National Park. Pageants, band concerts and historical dramas could be perfomed there. Visitors to the new National Park would love to go to McCoy Stadium to see future major league baseball players in action. A lot of federl matching funds would become available to make massive improvements in McCoy Stadium. For every million dollar invested by the owners, there would be 10 million dollars available in federal matching funds. A lot of federal matching funds would also be available to improve the infrastructure around McCoy Stadium. There is a future in Pawtucket. The state of Rhode Island would save money and the new owners of the PawSox would save money. There is no guarantee that the new stadium in Providence will be successful. If the hurricane barrier fails, the new stadium could be severely damaged. International League records show that in the last ten years, during a recession, the PawSox averaged over 8,400 fans per game. With an influx of tourist, the PawSox could easily average 10,000 fans per game. Many more good paying jobs will be created by keeping the PawSox in Pawtucket.