Mayor Grebien not giving up on PawSox in Pawtucket

By News Staff

Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien is trying to ‘keep the conversation going’ with the PawSox about keeping the team in his city.

Mayor Grebien wrote a letter to Larry Lucchino Tuesday saying he believes that the PawSox, the state of Rhode Island, and city of Pawtucket can all work together to build on the decades-old ‘treasured asset’ that is McCoy Stadium.

The letter reads, in part, “I don’t want to speak on anyone’s behalf I believe it is fair to say we all agree that the State of Rhode Island does not want the Pawtucket Red Sox to relocate to another state. The team’s long and treasured history here in Pawtucket holds a special place in the hearts of Rhode Islanders.”

“Together, and through a transparent process, we can put a plan together that addresses those needs, the needs of the ownership group and the fans with the amenities as part of the phase II renovations of McCoy Stadium.”

It goes on, “I would like to reiterate to you that you have a willing partner and collaborator in the City of Pawtucket…the lines of communication to my office are always open and you have an open invitation to meet with me and the Pawtucket team to develop a comprehensive plan that will preserve PawSox here in Pawtucket and best-serve the needs of Rhode Island and the organization.”

Read the entire letter here: Mayor Grebien Letter to Larry Lucchino

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