Raimondo reacts to PawSox Ballpark at Slater Mill proposal
Raimondo Statement on PawSox "Ballpark at Slater Mill" Proposal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement Tuesday on the Pawtucket Red Sox and City of Pawtucket's proposal for a new ballpark in downtown Pawtucket:
"I've always believed the PawSox belong in Pawtucket, and my highest priority regarding any state involvement in a ballpark is to protect Rhode Island's taxpayers. The ballpark proposal that the City of Pawtucket and the team has put forward appears to pay for itself, and I credit Mayor Grebien and the PawSox for listening to Rhode Islanders and coming up with a radically different proposal than two years ago. I believe it merits a full public vetting as part of the legislative process."
The Governor will hold a brief media availability to discuss the proposal at 4:30pm today outside Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket. Immediately after the availability, she will tour the brewery with Joseph Ianiere, a 94-year-old former Narragansett Brewery employee. Media is invited to join the tour as well.
(release from Governor's Office)