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State, Pawtucket Seek McCoy Proposals

Raimondo Administration and Pawtucket looking for redevelopment ideas for McCoy Stadium

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Administration and Pawtucket city government are jointly seeking plans for redeveloping McCoy Stadium in the aftermath of the Pawtucket Red Sox decision to move the team to a new stadium in Worcester.

A formal request for plans for the suture of the stadium were released today. The state and city are asking for proposals to secure a professional sports team for the site in an industrial section of Pawtucket.

McCoy has a long history of professional baseball, dating to 1946. The PawSox, the Boston Red Sox top minor league team, has been playing at the ballpark since the early 1970s.

The plan is to get proposals that include a “strong preference” for a professional sports team for the 10,000 seat stadium. But spokesman for the state Commerce Corporation says that no ideas have been ruled out, even tearing down the historic park. The deadline for submission of a plan is April 25th.