Worcester Breaks Ground on Polar Park July 11th

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635 days to baseball in Worcester.

Worcester Breaks Ground on Polar Park July 11th

The shovels are going in the ground. The t-shirts are being sold. You can almost hear the crack of the bat, and imagine an early sunny evening in Kelley Square, which will be transformed into Polar Park, the home of the Worcester Red Sox.

The ballpark site will be at Madison Avenue and Green Street, in the heart of the Worcester’s resurgent Canal District. Just a few blocks from Interstate 290 and just a few blocks from one of America’s most beautiful train stations, the site is easily accessible and primed for redevelopment. 

What do we know about the new Polar Park?

The ballpark has not yet been designed but is expected to accommodate approximately 10,000 patrons and include meeting rooms, restaurants, a pedestrian promenade, retail locations, suites, party rooms, and family-friendly activities.

The ballpark will be designed to meet the player development needs of the Boston Red Sox. 

The ballpark will be designed with a vision to create a state-of-the art, technologically sophisticated, and entertaining ballpark.   

The facility will host at least 125 events per year with the goal to activate the space 365-days per year, including baseball games (68), large scale events/concerts, road races, collegiate/high school sporting events, fireworks, and other community events. 

The ballpark will be designed to incorporate the unique characteristics of the Canal District and Worcester as a whole. It will look, feel and be – Worcester.

Areas of the ballpark will be accessible to the public year-round. A full list of amenities will be determined in the design of the ballpark.

If you have some time on Thursday, take a trial run to Worcester. See how the commute is - we bet its easier than you think it will be - most of us have had bad Worcester stories surrounding winter weather when it’s chilly here in Providence - but snowing in Worcester. It’s 635 days to baseball in Worcester.

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