Rhode Island to consider new uses for PawSox stadium
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The state of Rhode Island is looking to find new uses for the Pawtucket Red Sox stadium now that the team is moving to Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Providence Journal reports that Gov. Gina Raimondo included $800,000 in her budget proposal for McCoy Stadium, with $600,000 going toward repairs and the remaining $200,000 funding a new study on potential uses for the ballpark.
The state has spent more than $1 million over the past few years to keep the 77-year-old ballpark functional and prevent it from leaking.
State and local officials had pitched a new stadium for the PawSox before the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate agreed to move to Worcester.
The team is scheduled to play in Pawtucket until 2021.