As I See It: Assessing the new Worcester stadium proposal

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For nearly 150 years, America’s pastime has been Worcester’s pastime. Professional baseball’s first “perfect game” occurred on the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds back in 1880, when Worcester fielded one of only eight National League teams. The city’s embrace of the Worcester Bravehearts, among the top 10 in 2017 attendance of the 153 teams in the summer collegiate leagues, illustrates that baseball is still a vibrant part of Worcester’s culture. Add easy accessibility to a broader market of more than 6 million people within an hour’s drive, it is only natural that the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, looked to Worcester for a new home.

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