PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement on the Pawtucket Red Sox and City of Pawtucket’s proposal for a new ballpark in downtown Pawtucket:

“I’ve always believed the PawSox belong in Pawtucket, and my highest priority regarding any state involvement in a ballpark is to protect Rhode Island’s taxpayers. The ballpark proposal that the City of Pawtucket and the team has put forward appears to pay for itself, and I credit Mayor Grebien and the PawSox for listening to Rhode Islanders and coming up with a radically different proposal than two years ago. I believe it merits a full public vetting as part of the legislative process.”