The Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) have officially abandoned their quest to build a ballpark on part of the former I-195 land in Providence (RI). According to PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino, the team will now consider all other options and proposals, including potential other site locations in Providence. Read more here. Watch news report here.
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San Antonio (TX) Mayor Ivy Taylor just returned from Charlotte (NC) and now has a new downtown ballpark vision for the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League). The Missions have called the Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium home since 1994. Read more and watch news report here. Read another story here.
While talks are in the infancy stage, the Atlantic League (Indy Pro) is exploring Raleigh (NC) as a home for a future expansion franchise. Read more here. While it might be tough competing against the storied Durham Bulls (Triple-A, International League) 30 miles away in Durham (pop. 245,745), Raleigh (pop. 431,746) is big enough to flex its own muscles. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The ongoing debate over whether the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) should build a new stadium in downtown Providence (RI) continued Tuesday as more than 200 supporters and opponents of the plan gathered inside a dueling pianos bar located less than a mile from the proposed ballpark. Read more here.
Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says lawmakers are unlikely to consider a revised proposal for a Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) stadium in Providence until their next regular session in January. Read more here.
Sports columnist Bud Poliquin reflects on the summer 20 years ago when construction began on what is now called NBT Bank Stadium, home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League), which replaced old MacArthur Stadium. It’s not a fond memory, however, as he believes it was built in the wrong place. Read more here. His colleague Sean Kirst shares his thoughts too. Read more here.