Skeffington pitches new PawSox location in city during site tour

ATTORNEY JAMES J. Skeffington, the new team president of the Pawtucket Red Sox, describes the site plan for the proposed AAA ballpark in Providence. In the background is the former power plant that will be renovated as part of the South Street Landing project. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
ATTORNEY JAMES J. Skeffington, the new team president of the Pawtucket Red Sox, describes the site plan for the proposed AAA ballpark in Providence. In the background is the former power plant that will be renovated as part of the South Street Landing project. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
PROVIDENCE – The proposed downtown Providence site for the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark is large enough and suitable for the facility, and will have sufficient parking and traffic circulation, the team’s president announced Thursday. In a tour of the site, overlooking College Hill and the Providence skyline, attorney James J. Skeffington said consultants had determined…
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  1. Ok, Jim. That’s certainly a well thoughtout statement that I really hadn’t given much consideration. I mean, why bother having a piece of propertly currently being planned as a park with zero economic impact when you can have private investment build a public venue and infuse additonal cash into a parking structure in an adjacent development project with a direct economic impact into the local economy? I mean, you might miss out on the exciting follow-up when the state neglects the upkeep, as is the modus operandi for our Great State.