PROVIDENCE (AP) — General Treasurer Seth Magaziner said he wants to meet with city officials before endorsing a bill to construct a Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. The state Senate Finance Committee is set to take up the proposal during a special session in September. The Pawtucket legislative delegation in June introduced a measure that outlines a proposed state lease and payment agreements that would help construct a new stadium complex for the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate.
Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and team owners are seeking a $23 million state investment to help finance the estimated $83 million project in downtown Pawtucket. Magaziner told WPRI-TV that the legislation “as introduced does suggest that there’s a state backstop.”