PawSox Upgrade RFP: Taxpayer Participation Ends with Funding of the RFP


The Pawtucket Red Sox will be issuing an RFP today. The cost of the $100,000 RFP will be underwritten by state taxpayers, Pawtucket taxpayers and the PawSox. It will determine, in the words of Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien

… what McCoy Stadium’s needs are both from a physical standpoint, an economic standpoint and the value it brings to the community.

That’s nice. Undoubtedly, many Rhode Islanders will be watching with mild interest.

However, whatever the results/recommendations of the RFP, taxpayer participation ends here, today. The headline of GoLocalProv’s editorial today nails it.

Not One Penny of Public Money for the Billionaire PawSox Owners