The Pawtucket Red Sox, a Triple A affiliate of Boston, play at McCoy stadium which was built in 1946 and refurbished in 1999, seating 10,031. The stadium is named for Pawtucket Mayor Thomas P. McCoy. Twelve sections of the stadium are covered and three are not. All fifteen sections sit above the suite sections. There is berm seating in left field and bleacher seating in right field. There is a party section down the 1st baseline. The game started after a 30 minute rain delay. We walked up to get our tickets from will-call as the National Anthem was being played. We had General Admission tickets, so started looking for two seats together in the already packed stadium. We found two seats exactly in the middle of a row about 5 rows down from the back in Section 2 down the 1st baseline. The Red Sox were playing the Scranton-Wilkes/Barre Red Barons. The Red Sox had a shut-out going until the 7th inning when the starting pitcher gave up a home run and then shut down the next three batters. The Red Sox had previously scored 6 runs in the 2nd inning and 2 runs in the 3rd inning. The final score was Red Sox 10 and Red Barons 1. The box score was Red Barons R-1, H-5, E-0 and Red Sox R-10, H-13, E-0. The field lines are RF & LF-325' and CF-400'. We did not see any in-between inning activities. Paw is the mascot. On the three ramps that lead to the back of the seating they have large paintings and pictures of Paw Sox players who have made it to the big leagues. Really nice displays that I wonder if the local fans appreciate. Attendance was 10,921.
Attractions
Slater Mill Historic Site has been restored to its early 1899s appearance to depict the development of factory production and life in a 19th-century industrial village. Fee.