Showing posts with label McCoy Stadium. Show all posts
Showing posts with label McCoy Stadium. Show all posts

Friday, May 12, 2023

CommonWealth Magazine: "New study calls WooSox stadium a bad deal for Worcester"

"The WooSox may have hit a home run with huge attendance numbers at their new home in Worcester, but a study says the city has whiffed when it comes to shelling out public dollars to fund the team’s new stadium. 

The Red Sox Triple-A farm team moved from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to Worcester in 2021, setting up shop in Polar Park, a new $160 million stadium owned and largely paid for by the city of Worcester. 

Last season, the team’s second year in Worcester, the Worcester Red Sox drew more than 500,000 fans, second among all 120 minor league teams in the country. And the WooSox arrival has unquestionably contributed to the upbeat buzz about the state’s second-largest city. 

But Robert Baumann, an economics professor at College of the Holy Cross, says the stadium still adds up to be a loser for the city’s finances. In a new paper, Baumann and co-author J.C. Bradbury, an economist at Kennesaw State University, conclude that Polar Park will cost the city $40 to $60 million over 30 years."
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CommonWealth Magazine: "New study calls WooSox stadium a bad deal for Worcester"
CommonWealth Magazine: "New study calls WooSox stadium a bad deal for Worcester"

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

“Closing the gates for this season is heartbreaking" both King Richard’s Faire and Pawsox cancel seasons

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
It was a “royally difficult” decision to make, but this fall’s eight-week run of the King Richard’s Faire has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The popular Renaissance-themed faire was supposed to take place Sept. 5-Oct. 25.

“Even royalty cannot beat the coronavirus,” said the faire’s longtime producer, Bonnie Shapiro who runs the operation with her daughter, Aimee Shapiro Sedley.

Shapiro and her late husband, Richard, brought the faire to Carver in 1981. Spread over 80-acres, it transports visitors to the 16th century by offering an array of performers, artisans, hand-cranked rides, knife-throwing booths, animal attractions and period food and drink (think: bloomin’ onions and yards of beer).
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The Pawtucket Red Sox today confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of their 2020 Minor League Baseball season. International League President Randy Mobley said, “Due to the many COVID-19 related challenges that would accompany staffing team rosters for a two-month season, Major League Baseball has now advised that they will not be assigning players to the teams of Minor League Baseball in 2020.”

This year is the first in the 137-year history of the International League (founded in 1884) that no games will have been played.

The PawSox will continue their community efforts to help those affected by the coronavirus, and will continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary (1970-2020).

As Major League Baseball gears up for its season, the Boston Red Sox have discussed using McCoy Stadium as the home of some of their workouts. Schedules and details will be announced.

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COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of their 2020 Minor League Baseball season
COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of their 2020 Minor League Baseball season

Friday, May 29, 2020

Ballpark Dining at McCoy Stadium

PawSox introduce Ballpark Dining at McCoy Stadium


With the return of outdoor dining to Rhode Island, the Pawtucket Red Sox are inviting fans and families to return to McCoy Stadium to enjoy ballpark fare either via curbside pick up or at pre-reserved picnic tables on the iconic baseball diamond.  "Ballpark Dining" at McCoy Stadium begins with Curbside Pick Up, this Friday, May 29, from 5-8 p.m., with fans receiving their dinners and driving off without ever opening their car doors.    

The curbside offerings will resume the following weekend, Friday and Saturday evening, June 5 and 6, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., along with the premiere of "Dining on the Diamond," which will have seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Additional dates will be announced.   

All ordering must take place in advance, payable via credit card, at, starting Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 10 a.m.  In accordance with state guidelines, reservations are required for Dining on the Diamond, seating is limited to five people per table, and the number of tables is limited to 20 per seating (thus 40 total reservation slots per evening).  To accommodate as many fans as possible, fans can dine for one hour.  

Fans can also call 401-724-7300, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday, to receive personal service from the PawSox staff. Visit for more information!


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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Macklemore in Pawtucket This Saturday! - "Recovery Fest 2018"


Tickets starting at just $23!


Macklemore in Pawtucket This Saturday! - "Recovery Fest 2018"


The Above the Noise Foundation is a New England based not for profit organization that hosts drug-and-alcohol-free music festivals that inspire, empower, and provide funding to U.S. cities battling the national addiction epidemic. This inaugural "Recovery Fest 2018" features national recording star Macklemore appearing at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

"Recovery Fest 2018"




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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Would you like to be a part of a Guinness World Record? - Go to McCoy Stadium - April 29


Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's long-time partners are trying to do something really cool...and they need your help!

In celebration of Navigant Credit Union winning 'The Best Place to Work' award for the third year in a row, they're doing something special.

Please join them as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Sing-Along of the song, "If You're Happy and You Know It."

The Voice's, Emily Luther, will be on hand to help them sing into the record books, and refreshments will be provided.

There is no cost to participate; both event entry and parking are free. If you would like to make a donation, all proceeds will go directly to the Special Olympics of Rhode Island.

WHAT: The world's largest sing-along with over 1,300 people. Tickets will be handed out at the event.

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018, rain or shine
Stadium opens at 11:30 am
Record attempt at 1:00 pm

WHERE: McCoy Stadium
1 Columbus Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860

WHY: Help us break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Sing-Along

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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council | 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

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