East Providence mayor shoots his shot with Rhode Island FC

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) —  Could Rhode Island’s new professional soccer team play in East Providence for their inaugural season? Nearly a week after pitching to bring the club to his city, Mayor Bob DaSilva is continuing to shoot his shot with Rhode Island FC.

DaSilva said he met with Brett Luy, president of Rhode Island FC, Tuesday to convince them that Pierce Memorial Field would be a great inaugural home field for their season next year until the Pawtucket stadium is completed.

“We’d be more than happy to be the host community for them for the first year until the stadium is built,” he said last week.

DaSilva’s remarks come after the newly minted professional soccer club announced at the end of last month that their new stadium being built in Pawtucket as part of the controversial Tidewater Landing project may not be ready in time for their debut season.

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