Guide To McCoy Stadium: Home of the PawSox

December 7, 2010 8:41 AM

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McCoy Stadium (credit: PawSox.com)

McCoy Stadium (credit: PawSox.com)

McCoy Stadium, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Red Sox AAA affiliate.

FUN FACTS

McCoy Stadium was built in 1942. It’s named in horror of Thomas P. McCoy, who was mayor of Pawtucket, RI from 1936-to-1945.

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McCoy Stadium (credit: PawSox.com)

The ballpark has been home for the Red Sox AAA affiliate since 1973. Before that it hosted games for teams like the Maroons and the Slaters in the New England League to the Sox AA team.

Longest Game:

McCoy is the place where baseball’s “Longest Game” was played. It began on April 18, 1981 between the Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox. It lasted 33 innings in 8 hours over two days. The game was suspended just after 4 A.M April 19th by order of the league president and wasn’t picked up again until June 23RD. It ended with the Pawsox winning 3-2.

McCoy has undergone some renovations through the years, and in 1999, the “New” stadium opened.

Distances to Fences:

Leftfield : 325 ft. Left Centerfield : 375 ft. Centerfield : 400 ft. Right Centerfield : 375 ft.
Rightfield – 325 ft. Fences 8 Feet High (except at bullpens – 5 feet high)

Birthdays and Anniversaries:

Announcements can be made over the Public Announcement system with a $25.00 donation to the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Trust.

If you would like to have an announcement made and make a donation to the Charitable Trust, please call the PawSox at (401)724-7300 prior to the game you are coming to. Or visit the Cox Fan Center, located behind Section 7 on the Main Concourse, before the third inning.

TICKETS

Adults: $7
Children 12 & Under: $5
Senior Citizens: $5
Box Seats: $11

Order Tickets online at http://tickets.pawsox.com/tickets/login/ or by phone at (401) 724-7300

CONCESSIONS AT MCCOY

There’s lots of food at the ballpark, and there is easy access. Several stands serve up a variety of treats:

Centerfield Concession Stand:

Hot Dogs, Jumbo Pretzels, Nachos , Popcorn , Peanuts, Twizzlers, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream Bars , Freeze Pops. Bottled Water, Soda

Upper Third Base Concession Stand:

All of the above, plus Papa Gino’s Jr Cheese Pizza, and Papa Gino’s Jr Pepperoni Pizza

Upper First Base Concession Stand:

All of the above plus Hershey’s Ice Cream Helmets

Right Field Concession Stand:

All of the above plus Wine, Draft Beer, and Smirnoff Ice

Main Concession Stands at First Base and Third Base:

Hot Dog, Monster Dog , Hamburger , Cheeseburger. Sausage & Pepper Sub, Grilled Chicken Sandwich,
Chicken Tenders, Popcorn chicken. D’Angelo Steak & Cheese Sub, French Fries, Cheese Fries,
Fried Dough. Jumbo Pretzels., Nachos and Super Nachos

Food Court:

Jumbo Hamburger, Jumbo Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich , Sausage & Pepper Sub, Bratwurst, Jumbo Hot Dog , Peanuts , Bottled Soda, Bottled Water

The Change-up Stand:

Assorted Salads, Assorted Wraps, Chicken Salad, Veggie Tray, Vegan Hot Dogs, Vegan Burger, Assorted Nuts. Slush Puppy, Bottled Water, Soda, Fresh Fruit

There’s also a Papa Gino’s Pizza Stand and a Hershey’s Ice Cream Stand.

GETTING THERE

Parking:

Free parking is available at McCoy Stadium on a first come, first served basis. Free parking is also available on either side of Division Street, Ashton Street or Delta Drive and at the Jenks Junior High School on the corner of Division Street & Ashton Street.

Once the free parking has been filled, parking at Quebecor World on Delta Drive is $2.

Driving Directions:

From North

• I-95 South to Exit 2A in Massachusetts (Newport Avenue/Pawtucket). Follow Newport Avenue for 2 miles and take a right onto Columbus Avenue. Follow Columbus Avenue for ½ mile. Turn right after traffic light onto George Bennett Highway. Follow George Bennett Highway for 3/10 of a mile. At traffic light, turn left onto Division Street and follow signs for Game Parking.

From South

• I-95 North to Exit 27, 28 or 29 and follow directional signs to McCoy Stadium. All exits lead to available Game Day Parking Lots.

From Worcester Area

• Route 146 South to Route 295 North to I-95 South – then follow Directions from the North.

From Fall River Area

• Route 195 West to I-95 North – then follow directions from the South.

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