Two co-owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox are slated to make a pitch on their Providence stadium proposal to the 195 Redevelopment Commission Monday. Boston Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino will be one of those speaking to the commission. The move comes as the team has indicated some flexibility in its proposal for a Providence ballpark, including possibly buying the land for it.
The PawSox’ new ownership is seeking $120 million in lease payments over 30 years to build a ballpark near downtown on the Providence River.
The ownership said the stadium will be a spark for additional economic development on land made available by the relocation of I-195. Critics said the team’s requested subsidy is out of line and better spent on other needs.
The portion of the meeting featuring the PawSox owners was originally slated to be a closed executive session. But the PawSox asked for the all of the meeting to be open, and the 195 commission agreed with that request.
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