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McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket

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McCoy Stadium is a Minor League baseball stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It is currently home to the Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League.HistoryThe project to build the stadium began in 1938 and was championed by then-Pawtucket Mayor Thomas P. McCoy. It was to be built on a swampy piece of land known as Hammond's Pond and, to this day, the stadium sits at the end of Pond Street. On the afternoon of November 3, 1940, Mayor McCoy laid the foundation cornerstone.The stadium was completed in 1942, and in 1946 was officially dedicated and named in honor of Mayor McCoy. McCoy Stadium first began hosting affiliated Minor League Baseball in 1946. The Pawtucket Slaters, a Class B affiliate of the Boston Braves, was the first team to call McCoy Stadium home. The Pawtucket Slaters would play for 4 seasons in the New England League, as Braves affiliates.Professional baseball disappeared from Pawtucket for 16 years. It finally returned in 1966 as a member of the Eastern League. McCoy Stadium still hadn't found its true team yet and hosted the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Pawtucket Indians. After 2 years, the Indians moved to Waterbury, Connecticut. McCoy was again without a team.In 1969 the Boston Red Sox came to scout McCoy Stadium. By April 1970, the Sox had pulled their minor league affiliate out of their home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. They moved into McCoy Stadium, where they remain today, and became known as the Pawtucket Red Sox. The franchise would spend three years playing for the Double-A Eastern League before being promoted to the Triple-A International League.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I attended a Paw Sox game recently! It was great! We had seats right along the 1st baseline about 6 rows up. Definitely had to pay attention to the game as foul balls coming into the stands happens of...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    See the Pawsox, inexpensive quality AAA baseball, fun for families, relaxing, beautiful field, a gem.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Easy to find fun at McCoy Stadium. We went to go see the PawSox play the NY RailRiders. We stopped for a bit to eat at the ballpark and surprised that the food was so good and affordable. The in betwe...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    Great, affordable place to watch a baseball game. Food prices are a little high, but that's to be expected at a sporting event. Great kid-friendly atmosphere. The on-field antics in between half innings kept us all entertained (mascot races, fan competitions, trivia, etc). Very easy to bring a young child, who got in for free. Highly recommend going, especially on fireworks nights.
  • July 3, 2017
    It was my first time and it was really a lot of fun. I thought that the stadium and the field were immaculate and I was very thankful for the elevator because I've had knee surgery . I will return. Thank you for the Wendy 🍦 ice cream coupon that I will look forward to enjoying.
  • July 4, 2017
    It was a beautiful stadium, not too crowded with a lot of options for food. I was especially happy to see gluten free options and healthy options. It's great for families, date nights or just for fun! And afterwards they had an excellent Fourth of July fireworks show!
  • July 2, 2017
    Nice old ballpark. Good gift shop, cheap tickets, and a nice family atmosphere. A fine way to spend an evening. Parking can be tricky, though.
  • June 12, 2017
    Cool place to see a ball game. All the staff was super friendly. we booked the tent for a large group meal (for 87) and had a smaller group sing the national anthem. Great gift shops and food offerings too!

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