PawSox bill calls for city agency to borrow $71M for ballpark
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – Draft legislation put forward Wednesday by Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien calls for a city agency to borrow the vast majority of the money for a proposed $83-million new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium, with the state backstopping much of that debt.
Grebien unveiled the legislation during a State House news conference Wednesday where he pleaded with state leaders to take up the ballpark proposal before the end of the legislative session next month, just 24 hours after Senate President Dominick Ruggerio – with Gov. Gina Raimondo’s backing – ruled that out.
Under Grebien’s bill, $12 million would …