SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The deal to move the Pawtucket Red Sox to a site on the riverfront of downtown Providence is dead.
The PawSox made the announcement this weekend on their official website. They said Rhode Island’s Governor had informed them that the “Providence river site was not suitable for construction.”
The PawSox said they’ll now consider other options and proposals. Is this an opportunity for Springfield? Baseball fans would love to see the Red Sox Triple-A team play in western Mass.
Kathy O’Connor of Holyoke told 22News, “I think people will come out. Baseball is big in this area. And absolutely, I know there are a lot of Yankees fans, but yes, Red Sox have it in this area I think.”
While Springfield has, in a past administration, considered building a minor league baseball stadium in the North End, the Mayor’s office has not said whether he’d make a proposal to the PawSox, who will play their 2016 season at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.