From BR Bullpen
CAPACITY: 10,031 (1998)
Located in Pawtucket, RI, McCoy Stadium is the home park of the Pawtucket Red Sox. It was built in 1942 as a WPA project and originally seated around 7,000. The park is named after former Pawtucket Mayor Thomas P. McCoy. In 1998 and 1999, the stadium underwent extensive renovations.
McCoy has been the home of minor league baseball since 1946, when the Pawtucket Slaters of the New England League played here until 1949. In 1966 and 1967, the Pawtucket Indians of the Eastern League called McCoy home. Starting in 1970, the Pawtucket Red Sox played at McCoy Stadium, in the Eastern League from 1970 to 1972, before making the switch to the International League in 1973.
In 2015, the Pawtucket Red Sox were purchased from the widow of long-time owner Ben Mondor by a groupe of investors including Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino. They announced that instead of undertaking a costly new round of renovations to McCoy Stadium, they would seek to build a new ballpark in nearby Providence, RI with a target date of 2017.
In 1981, McCoy Stadium was the site of a 33 inning game between the Paw Sox and the Rochester Red Wings. The game began on April 18th and was finally called at about four a.m. on April 19th. Play was resumed on June 23rd, and Pawtucket was finally victorious. A pair of future Hall of Famers, Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken, played in the marathon game.
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