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.
Heavy machinery is changing the Las Vegas skyline. In Summerlin, mounds of dirt are giving way to a brand-new baseball park for the expected-to-be-renamed Las Vegas 51s ((Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). The new stadium is set to become a crown jewel in the area. Watch news report here.
With no firm proposal in sight for a new Triple-A baseball stadium in San Antonio (TX), County Judge Nelson Wolff wants Missions owner Dave Elmore and his Elmore Sports Group to take a closer look at expanding Wolff Stadium to facilitate the city’s move up the minor league ladder. Read more here. That said, will it be a new facility for baseball or soccer? Moves by Austin (TX) could kill MLS idea in San Antonio. Read more here and 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.