Tuesday, June 02, 2020

News Elsewhere: "Ballpark Dining" Introduced at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket

It appears possible that baseball could be finished at a beloved stadium just over the Massachusetts border, but even if it is, fans will still have the chance to return to the ballpark this spring and summer, and it will be for food, not sports.

According to a post from milb.com, the Pawtucket Red Sox have opened McCoy Stadium for "Ballpark Dining," while allows people to have dinner at picnic tables on the field or do curbside pickup out front, with the 20 tables being spaced at least 14 feet apart along the infield dirt--and if the weather is bad, the tables would be brought into the open-air (but covered) main concourse. Food and drink offerings at the stadium include burgers, hot dogs, fries, nachos, chicken tenders, veggie nuggets, and special dinners such as eggplant parmesan, pork and brisket with macaroni and cheese, bacon-wrapped hot dogs with pulled pork and macaroni and cheese, ice cream bars, beer, wine, water, and soft drinks.

Ballpark Dining debuted this past Friday at McCoy Stadium, with the next dates being Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6; additional dates will be announced soon. (Reservations and curbside pickup orders must be made in advance.)

As of now, it appears that the 2020 minor league season will likely be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while the PawSox are slated to start playing in their new stadium in Worcester in 2021, it remains to be seen if the stadium will be ready to go there, so there may be a chance that the team could end up playing at least some games at McCoy Stadium next year.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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