Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

A Providence Stadium: Strike Out or Home Run?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium

The Taubman Center for Public Policy joins with Rhode Island Public Radio to convene a panel of experts to address the proposed relocation of the Pawtucket Red Sox to a new stadium in downtown Providence.

Sports Economist Victor Matheson, Urban Planning and Design Expert Jack Robbins and Jeff White of the Red Sox Foundation will join Rhode Island Public Radio's Ian Donnis for a discussion of the possibilities and pitfalls of this project, the economics of baseball stadiums and the potential impact for Providence and Rhode Island. Find more information about the speakers here.

Sold Out: 200 tickets were made available to individuals who registered (and provided in the order they registered.) Registrants should arrive by 6:20. Open seats will be provided to individuals on the wait list at 6:25 pm.

A simulcast of the program will be available at Carmichael Auditorium in the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching at 85 Waterman Street for individuals with wait list tickets that cannot be accommodated and additional overflow. 

This event will be live streamed and will be taped for airing on Rhode Island Public Radio. Watch the live stream at

Reception at 6pm, program starts at 6:30pm.