PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Part of the experience of going to a Red Sox game is the stroll down Yawkey Way, taking in the sights, the sounds, and even the smells of historic Fenway Park.
Starting Memorial Day weekend, fans will be able to enjoy a similar experience outside McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.
The PawSox are set to roll out the next round of improvements to their home field just in time for summer.
The team announced Tuesday that the ticket turnstiles will move from inside the main gate to the perimeter of the plaza. Once fans are inside, they’ll be met with a street fair atmosphere featuring food, music, and activities. Attendees can test their pitching accuracy, hang out with mascots Paws and Sox, and get some soft-serve ice cream to cool down on a warm, sunny day.
Mondor Way will open 90 minutes before each game and stay open through the 7th inning. PawSox President Dr. Charles Steinberg said it will be a valuable resource for parents of young children who may not be able to sit through a full nine-inning contest.
“We have been thrilled to see such a high proportion of children at our springtime games,” Steinberg said in a statement. “As summertime beckons, we know that parents may enjoy a spot to take the little ones to prevent proverbial meltdowns. And then, topping it off with a soft-serve ice cream may just help make it a great day.”
The PawSox will play a three-game set against the Indianapolis Indians this weekend, with games at 7:05 p.m. Friday and 6:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sunday’s game will be followed by a Memorial Day Eve fireworks spectacular.