Worcester open to PawSox pitch, but not subsidies

By The Associated Press


WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ Worcester is open to a pitch from the Pawtucket Red Sox now that the team’s push for a new waterfront ballpark in Providence has failed.        

But Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. reiterated to The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has no intention of using public money to finance a stadium for the team.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that Augustus said a new stadium would require “creative thinking,” but he’s open to the idea.         

The PawSox, led by Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, have officially ended their months-long pursuit of waterfront land for a ballpark in downtown Providence.        

Lucchino said in a statement the team will now pursue other options, including alternative locations in Providence.

(C) The Associated Press 2015