WORCESTER, Mass. (AP)- The city of Worcester has hired two consultants to help it in discussions with the Pawtucket Red Sox about the possibility of relocating from Rhode Island.
• 8/8/17 Associated Press report: Worcester mayor makes push to land Pawtucket Red Sox
• 7/25/17 Associated Press report: Pawtucket Red Sox brass meet with Worcester city officials
• 7/19/17 Boston 25 News report: Pawtucket Red Sox headed north? Some Worcester residents hope so
The Telegram & Gazette reports the city hired Smith College economist Andrew Zimbalist and former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Mullan.
Zimbalist worked as a consultant for the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2015, when the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox asked for $120 million in state subsidies as part of a plan to build a new stadium in Providence. That proposal died amid widespread public opposition. Rhode Island officials are currently considering an $83 million plan to keep the team in Pawtucket.
PawSox officials have toured Worcester and city leaders have said they're interested in luring the team there.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.