BREAKING: PawSox Moving to Worcester; Announcement Happening Friday

by | Aug 17, 2018 | Headlines, News

WORCESTER – It’s official. In just a few years, the Pawtucket Red Sox will relocated to Worcester and play in a newly constructed stadium in the city’s Canal District.

According to multiple sources, the City will make an official announcement tomorrow.

UPDATE: The City will make announcement at 2 PM Friday at City Hall.

Members of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce will be present at the announcement.

The Worcester Red Sox will begin play in 2021.

As ThisWeekinWorcester.com [TWIW] reported in mid-June, Worcester’s offer to the PawSox ownership group was reportedly “substantially better” than what the city of Pawtucket could offer.

Specifically, the source told TWIW that Worcester’s offer will save the Pawtucket Red Sox owners “tens of millions” if they move to Worcester and build a stadium in the city’s Canal District. Another source told TWIW that it will save PawSox ownership around $23 million to move out of Pawtucket and into Worcester.

TWIW will update this story as more information becomes available. Please check back for updates.

Editor’s Note: We’ve been asked to rescind the portion of this story that names The Ballot Box bar in Kelley Square as the location of the announcement.


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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]