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1 Columbus Ave.
Pawtucket, RI

Stadium Opened: 1942
Capacity: 10,031
Dimensions: LF- 325 ft.  CF- 400 ft.   RF-325 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass

Former Names of Ballpark: None

Parking:

  • free parking in small stadium lot or $2.00 in lots across the street

 

Food:

  • Menu/Prices
  • Items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, chicken tenders, pizza, and sausage and pepper sandwiches.

 

 

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • The two dugouts as well as the luxury suites are embedded in the wall underneath the grandstand.
  • Due to the location of the press box, there are quite a few obstructed view seats
  • Bleachers and Berm seating in the outfield
  • 360 degree concourse
  • General admission seating makes up majority of covered grandstand
  • BBQ area
  • PawSox team store
  • Stadium was renovated in 1999 to bring it up to Triple A standards

 

Atmosphere/Character:

  • Murals of notable past Pawtucket Red Sox players are hung along ramps throughout the stadium. These murals give the stadium character.
  • Fans were into the game
  • The main focus was on baseball rather than in-between innings contests

Recognition of Team's History and/or MLB Affiliate:

  • Murals (see above)
  • There is a tribute to the longest game in professional baseball which was played here on April 18, 1981 on the wall of the concourse, which contains the line score. Description from Wikipedia: "For 20 innings, the PawSox battled the Rochester Red Wings in a 1-1 tie. The Red Wings would finally score in the top of the 21st inning to take the lead. The PawSox then scored a run in the bottom of the inning. The game was far from over. The game went on until 4:07 a.m. because the umpires did not have a curfew rule in their copy of the rule book. Finally the league president was reached and demanded that the game be suspended. The score was tied, 2-2 after the 32nd inning. When the game finally did resume on June 23, it took only 18 minutes to complete, as Dave Koza of the PawSox drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 33rd inning. [1] Two future Hall of Famers were part of the historic game. Cal Ripken, Jr. went 2-13 on the night playing third base for Rochester. Wade Boggs played third base for Pawtucket and went 4-12 with a double and an RBI. Nineteen fans remained in the stands when the game was called for the night, and they received lifetime passes to McCoy Stadium.[2]"
  • Description of the longest game on PawSox website.

 

Overall Rating:

Review is based on my visit on 6/6/09.

 

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