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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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  • I've been to McCoy stadium 3 times this summer. It's a good place to go with a family for an evening of good baseball. It's affordable for families and the kids have a ball [pun]. Anyone that sees a g...  read more »
  • Great value for families or for just a couple guys looking to watch some pro's play ball. There are a lot of fan interaction activities throughout the game. I guess the new owners feel the need to apo...  read more »
  • Went to a baseball game with mom, aunt, niece and her friend. Had loads of fun from the game to the company around us. Our side (according to me :) ) was the loudest for cheering on our team. We even ...  read more »
  • Been going here 19 years and it has changed a lot but most of the changes are positive. Still affordable. It does get really crowded but that's because they do a great job putting on a ballgame
  • If you love the Red Sox, you'll love the PawSox. We saw Jackie Bradley Jr. on his last night with the PawSox, before he got the call to report to Fenway for the rest of the season. And, in this season, Jackie Bradley, Jr has been an important part of the Red Sox. It's a fun and comfortable stadium with solid baseball, and a lot of Red Sox history. Come early and visit the team store before the game.
  • Great minor league stadium. Starting to show its age though. Go to Lowell for a better minor league experience. PawSox are AAA though, & the players are better.
  • Excellent ball park. It's cheap and gets you close to the action. For a guy who doesn't watch lots of baseball, the game isn't much different to watch, but the experience is WAY better for you dollar than at pro games
  • We intentionally bought general admission blue seats because 1) it is extremely hot out and wanted to sit under the cover and 2) I am handicapped and need a seat. When we got to the stadium we discovered EVERY SINGLE BLUE SEAT WAS RESERVED!!!!!! Why weren't we informed of this when we purchased the tickets???? I am absolutely disgusted with the McCoy management. It will be a long time before we come back!!!!!!
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