The Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are moving to Worcester (MA) and will be building a new 10,000-seat ballpark, team and city officials announced Friday. Red Sox chairman Tom Werner was first to confirm the swirling rumors, saying that the Paw Sox, will be moving to Worcester. Read more and watch news report here. Upon hearing the news, the successful Worcester Bravehearts (Summer Collegiate, Futures League) say they aren’t going anywhere and “don’t back down from a challenge.” Read more here.
Fresh off its first year running its new “Craft Beer Corner,” the home of Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League) will aim to boost the power of its beer selection at its annual post-season Ballpark Craft Beer Festival set for Saturday, Sept. 29 at NBT Bank Stadium. Learn more here.
As rumors swirl the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are leaving for Worcester (MA), team leadership confirmed they toured a potential stadium site in Worcester on Tuesday. This comes days after the team applied to trademark, “WooSox,” the speculated name of the team should they move and re-brand. Read more and watch news report here.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the baseball stadium financing legislation into law Friday, and now the attention turns to the Pawtucket Red Sox and whether they will choose to take the state’s offer or leave for Worcester. Read more here.
Despite Rhode Island lawmakers passing a bill calling for the building of an $83-million ballpark to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in the state, conversations between Worcester and the team continue. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox are changing their name…for one night anyway. The PawSox announced last night following their game at McCoy Stadium that they will take the field as the Pawtucket Hot Wieners on Thursday, August 16 when they host the Durham Bulls at 7:05 pm at McCoy Stadium. The name change pays homage to one of Rhode Island’s most famous cuisines – the hot wiener!
A new Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) dsstadium financing plan unveiled by House leadership late Wednesday would use future tax revenue in a large area of the city’s core to pay for a new ballpark and surrounding infrastructure. It would also give public officials the power seize land for the stadium by eminent domain. Read more here.