1-195 Redevelopment Commission

On Politics
3:01 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

7 Things to Know About Larry Lucchino's PawSox Stadium Pitch to RI

Lucchino (right) with PawSox co-owner Jim Skeffington.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Boston Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino, a managing partner of the Pawtucket Red Sox, is in Rhode Island to speak with the 195 District Commission about the PawSox's proposal for a new stadium in ballpark. Lucchino sat down with me aheasd of the commission's Monday afternoon meeting to discuss the proposal. While you should listen to the full interview (edited and condensed for length and clarity), here's a look at some key points:

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On Politics
4:52 pm
Sat April 25, 2015

PawSox Seek Meeting with Raimondo; Team Signals Flexibility After Negative Reaction to Proposal

PawSox president Jim Skeffington says the team is open to alternatives on its Providence ballpark plan.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

In a letter sent Saturday, the Pawtucket Red Sox' new ownership requests a meeting with Governor Gina Raimondo "to consider various alternatives and explore ways to accomplish our mutual objective" of keeping the PawSox in Rhode Island with a Providence stadium, "including the possible purchase of the state land for the ballpark."

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On Politics
1:40 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

195 Commission To Hold Public Meeting on PawSox Stadium Plan

The PawSox plan to leave McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.
Credit RIPR file photo

  The 195 Redevelopment Commission has decided to open to the public Monday’s meeting with the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox, who want to move the team from McCoy Stadium to a new ballpark that would be built on about 9 acres of former 195 land on the Providence riverfront.

Principal owners Larry Lucchino and James Skeffington are scheduled to discuss the stadium plans with commission members. The meeting was originally scheduled as an executive session that was to have been closed to the public.

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On Politics
5:15 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

TGIF: 18 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

After two snow-packed months, the apparent settling of the pension conflict, and Lincoln Chafee's surprising emergence as a possible presidential hopeful, Rhode Island confronts a sharp debate involving baseball, public dollars, and the future of the state. No pressure, right? Thanks, as always, for stopping by for my weekly column. Feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and to follow me on the twitters. Here we go.

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Scott MacKay Commentary
4:51 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Scott MacKay Commentary: Time For Truly Independent Scrutiny of RI PawSox Deal

Proposal for Providence baseball stadium

The debate over Rhode Island taxpayer support for a new stadium for the PawSox in Providence has started. RIPR Political Analyst Scott MacKay talks about state government’s next move.

Listening to the opening salvos in the Providence stadium debate reminds one of William Faulkner’s dictum about the American South: "The past is never dead. It isn’t even past.’’

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