Anticipation is high in Worcester, MA for the 2021 arrival of the relocating Pawtucket Red Sox (Class AAA; International League), with club officials reporting strong demand for season tickets.
Following the 2020 season, the PawSox will relocate to Worcester, where ground was broken last month on the upcoming Polar Park. The 10,000-capacity ballpark will open at the start of the 2021 season, and is currently envisioned as the anchor of a larger redevelopment initiative in the city’s Kelley Square/Canal District area that will include office space, hotels, apartments, and more.
Season ticket sales for Worcester got underway Monday, and were met by a high demand, according to team President Dr. Charles A. Steinberg. In all, the club has released six initial ticket packages, ranging in price from $770 to $2,240. More from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
Season ticket sales for future Worcester Red Sox games started strongly Monday, with orders surpassing levels previously seen in the team’s current home of Pawtucket, club President Dr. Charles A. Steinberg said.
“The phones were ringing off the hook, the emails were coming in and our salespeople haven’t had a break since 10 this morning,” Dr. Steinberg said late Monday afternoon….
The structure will be called Polar Park and should accommodate about 10,000 fans. The Worcester Red Sox are initially offering six season-ticket packages, ranging in cost from $770 to $2,240.
Sales of home-plate field box packages, costing $995 for the season, and first-base field box packages, at $1,260 for the season, were especially strong on Monday, according to Dr. Steinberg. The team’s booster club also gained members, which is notable because those members will get priority when season-ticket seats get assigned. Polar Park is still under design, so package buyers cannot yet choose their specific seats.
The PawSox will return to Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium for 2020, before making the move to Worcester. When Polar Park does open, it will be the International League’s first new facility since the Charlotte Knights opened BB&T Ballpark in 2014.
Rendering courtesy City of Worcester.
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