Vacant Land for PawSox Stadium Being Eyed in East Providence

A Rhode Island city official wants to bring the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city.

WPRI-TV reports that Joseph Botelho, an East Providence councilman, is proposing that the team build a new baseball stadium on vacant land off Veterans Memorial Parkway on the water.

Botelho hasn't officially presented the idea to the PawSox because he wants to first get approval from the owners of the property - the Connecticut-based G&W Railroad.

Company officials say it's looking at all possibilities for what to do with the land.

PawSox officials said earlier this month that the club will respond to other cities seeking to present proposals for potential ballpark sites after working "cooperatively and exclusively" with city and state officials to keep the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket.

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