Group opposes proposed PawSox stadium

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Dozens gathered last night to voice their concerns over a proposed stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox in downtown Providence.

Many say they would like to see the proposed eight acre site on the old 195 land be preserved as open space. A representative from the Boston Red Sox was on hand to answer questions about the stadium plan.

“I think we’ve enjoyed hearing the back and forth,” Red Sox adviser Charles Steinberg told Eyewitness News. “When people feel passionately, we want them to speak and tell us their points of view. What you find is you develop a community conversation.”

The PawSox have been holding a listening tour. Team officials will visit all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island in an effort to gain support for their proposed move to Providence.

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