PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city manager of Worcester, Massachusetts, says the community has no intention of using public money to finance a stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday that he would be open to discussions with the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox if there are options that make use of existing facilities.READ MORE: Worcester Businesses Hope WooSox Help Them Bounce Back From COVID Pandemic
The team’s ownership group has said if they don’t get the land they want for a ballpark in Providence and a deal with Rhode Island, they’ll look to move elsewhere.READ MORE: TD Garden Capacity Increases As Bruins Head Into Playoffs
The team’s original proposal, asking for $120 million in state subsidies, was rejected by lawmakers.
New Bedford’s mayor has said that potential costs to the city and taxpayers make the stadium proposal “a non-starter.”MORE NEWS: Man Fires Warning Shot To Thwart Attempted Robbery At Franklin Park Golf Course
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