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International League Optimistic Over Worcester


As work on the upcoming Polar Park continues, International League president Randy Mobley is expressing optimism about the future of the soon-to-relocate Pawtucket Red Sox in Worcester, MA. 

The PawSox will open Polar Park in 2021, their first season after relocating from Pawtucket. Anticipation has been building for the team’s arrival in Worcester, as it will not only bring Class AAA action to city, but the franchise’s new home is expected to serve as an anchor of a larger redevelopment initiative in the Kelley Square/Canal District area that will include new office space, hotels, apartments, and more.

When speaking about the ballpark project and impending move of the PawSox recently, Mobley noted that club officials have reported a positive reception from the Worcester region in terms of season ticket sales and business community support. From Mobley’s perspective, current efforts are laying the groundwork for success, leaving him optimistic about the club’s future. More from the Telegram & Gazette:

Mobley has not been to Worcester this year but expects that will change as work continues on Polar Park and opening day of 2021 approaches.

“I talk to (GM) Dan Rea and Larry Lucchino,” Mobley said, “and get reports on how season tickets are going, what the support of the business community is like. From everything I hear, things are going even better than anyone expected and it’s well on its way to being a success.

“It’s going to be something special, we think.”

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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