PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Feasibility studies reveal that there would have been significant urban design and environmental challenges if a proposed ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox was built on downtown Providence land.

An assessment by a consulting firm obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press through a public records request says the stadium would be empty 80 percent of the year, and people may not feel safe walking in that area.

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The assessment says this is an inherent challenge associated with integrating stadiums within thriving urban districts.

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The assessment also says the stadium’s field lighting could conflict with a planned expansion of WaterFire, the public art display.

The deal to build a waterfront ballpark for the Triple-A team died last month after state officials determined there were too many obstacles at the proposed site.

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