WORCESTER — Polar Park has revitalized the city of Worcester and the historic Canal District.
Even before the relocation of the Boston Red Sox’ Triple-A affiliate from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to Worcester was made official on Aug. 17, 2018, team officials, government leaders, utilities, construction companies, local businesses and residents already were working in unison to help this project come to fruition.
In fact, with the leadership from the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, all entities worked in relative harmony to help get the ballpark built on schedule. The WooSox home became a reality when Polar Park officially opened in April 2021.
“The vision of the ballpark is to create a great civic space where people come and create memories, and create opportunities,” City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. said after the team’s inaugural season was complete.“We have raised Worcester’s visibility and brand. (Polar Park) has definitely delivered beyond expectations on all those things.”