PawSox brass meet with Worcester city officials

PawSox Chairman and Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino speaks during an interview in Providence in May 2015.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester is stepping up its efforts to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city.

Eyewitness News confirmed PawSox brass including chairman Larry Lucchino and vice chairman Mike Tamburro — a Worcester native — met with by City Manager Ed Augustus, Mayor Joe Petty and other officials last week to discuss a possible move.

The visit included a tour of the Canal District neighborhood adjacent to a vacant property, the site often mentioned as a possible location for a ballpark.

The Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate’s lease at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket runs out in 2020 and the team wants a new ballpark.

Rhode Island officials have said they want to keep the team, but have not been able to reach a financing deal for a new stadium.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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