PawSox Add Three More Weekends of “Dining on the Diamond” at McCoy Stadium
Pawtucket Red Sox Press Release
PAWTUCKET, RI – “Dining on the Diamond, presented by Bank of America,” with 162 sold-out tables over three days this past weekend, will continue each of the next three weekends at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox. Fans can join the waiting list for tables now at pawsox.com.
Each weekend, the club will offer three seatings per evening, at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8 p.m., on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, including Father’s Day, June 21.
The innovative feature debuted Friday, June 5 with 27 tables per seating. Initially, the club was planning to have 20 tables, the maximum allowed in Phase 1 of Rhode Island’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. However, Phase 2 allowed more tables, and the demand (80 tables sold out in 88 minutes) prompted the club to add the seven more tables.
With more than 800 families now on the waiting list, the club will increase the number of tables to 33 and will add a third seating each evening. That last seating, at 8 p.m., blends McCoy’s majestic sunsets with “Dining Under the Lights.”
Fans and patrons on the waiting list will have the first opportunity to secure the tables for the nine seatings each of the next three weekends. Fans seeking personal service can call the PawSox at (401) 724-7300, daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
With ballpark fare and family-friendly pricing, the club will add new menu items, including a New England Lobster Roll, Chicken Caprese, and Rhode Island Steak Tips. The rest of the menu includes such specialty items as Eggplant Parmesan, Barbequed Brisket and Pulled Pork, and a Grand Slam Hot Dog smothered in bacon, pulled pork, and macaroni and cheese.
Traditional delicacies include Ballpark Hot Dogs, Burgers, Chicken Tenders, French Fries, and Nachos. Vegetarians can enjoy not only the Eggplant Parmesan (with pasta), but also Veggie Bites. All dishes can also be prepared Gluten Free. A full variety of beverages, including beer, wine, and spirits, is available before and during dinner.
The 33 tables are a reference to the number of innings in the Longest Game in the history of professional baseball, played on this field in 1981 between the PawSox and the Rochester Red Wings, who were then the Triple-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Future Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken, Jr. were among those who played in the legendary game that started Saturday, April 18, continued until 4:09 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 19, and then concluded on Tuesday, June 23 before an international media throng.
The 78-year-old ballpark has been the home of the Pawtucket Red Sox for 50 years. The PawSox are celebrating their 50th Anniversary (1970-2020) this year.