Mayor Continues Fight Despite Stall in PawSox Stadium Plan

Supporters of a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox haven't given up even though the plans have stalled in the Rhode Island legislature.

Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien has scheduled a Wednesday news conference at the State House.

He's requesting a $23 million state investment for the team's $83 million proposal to build a new downtown Pawtucket ballpark.

The Democrat says the state will lose revenue if the team leaves and there'll be a "rip in the fabric'" of what makes Rhode Island special.

Democratic Senate President Dominick Ruggerio said Tuesday he won't consider the stadium proposal in this year's session, which ends next month. Ruggerio says he's not worried about the team leaving because the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate has a lease to play at McCoy Stadium through 2020.

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