City Council approves PawSox stadium resolution

The Pawtucket Red Sox released this rendering of a ballpark at the Apex property on Main Street in Pawtucket.

The Pawtucket City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution to support that calls for the city and the state to commit $38 million toward a new stadium for a Boston Red Sox minor league team.

A special meeting was held in response to questions about whether the council supports committing $38 million toward a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The council voted 6-2 to move the legislation forward, with one council member abstaining.

The resolution urges the General Assembly to authorize the city to issue bonds up to $15 million for the city's portion of the costs.

The PawSox want to replace the aging McCoy Stadium. The proposed stadium would be built on a site near Slater Mill.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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