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.READ MORE: Brookline To Lift Outdoor Mask Mandate On May 21
The assessment says this is an inherent challenge associated with integrating stadiums within thriving urban districts.READ MORE: Truck Drivers For Shaw's Supermarkets Return To Work
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.MORE NEWS: NH Family Thankful For Amazon Driver's Act Of Kindness Caught On Doorbell Camera
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