Pawtucket Red Sox vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Rival Team: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Yankees-Red Sox is one of the of the biggest rivalries in baseball and it’s no different at the Triple-A level where the RailRiders and PawSox have one of the fiercest rivalries in the International League. You won’t want to miss the future stars of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry square off, so don’t miss it when the RailRiders come to town.
While it pales in comparison to the PawSox rivalry with the RailRiders, you still won’t want to miss it when the Sox take on North Division rivals Buffalo. The Bisons are the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays meaning you’ll have the opportunity to see future Red Sox take on future Blue Jays making every matchup between the PawSox and Bisons quite entertaining.
Pawtucket Red Sox Tailgate Guide
McCoy Stadium is home to free parking and several tailgate party options meaning you’ll want to arrive early when taking in a game here. The parking at McCoy Stadium and along nearby Division Street, Ashton Street, and Delta Drive is free, so make sure to get here early to secure your spot. If for some reason you don’t get a free spot, don’t fret as you’ll be able to park at Quebec World for $2.00.
Those of you who are bringing a group of 30 or more to the game won’t want to miss the opportunity to hold a part at the Pre-Game Indoor Tailgate area or the Pre-Game Party Terrace. Both are excellent places to host family, friends, and co-workers, so reserve your spot today.
If you aren’t bringing a huge group to the game but still want to enjoy the experience of eating at the stadium before the game, then take advantage of the barbeque tent areas. Here you’ll be able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet for only $29 a person making it the perfect pre-game destination for those who want to tailgate, but don’t want to go through the hassle of setting everything up.
You’ll have a fun time pregaming before a PawSox game, so arrive early and make the most out of your trip to Pawtucket.
Take some time to view the statue of Ben Mondor before entering McCoy Stadium. The statue is a must-see for any longtime PawSox fan as it honors International League and Red Sox Hall of Famer Ben Mondor, who bought the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1977 and turned the franchise into one of the most successful in the International League.
Pre-Game Indoor Tailgate and Pre-Game Party TerraceThose of you looking to host a premium tailgating experience will want to reserve a pre-game indoor tailgate or Pre-Game Party Terrace for your group of 30 or more. The package comes with tickets to the game, appetizers, an all-you-can-eat menu, and a cash bar making it one of the best ways to tailgate before a game.
Barbeque Tent AreasIf you want the experience of tailgating without any of the hassle, then the Barbeque Tent Areas are just the thing for you. For $29 a person, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, ice cream bars, and more.
Free ParkingArrive early to take advantage of the free parking at PawSox games. The PawSox offers several free parking areas including at McCoy Stadium and along Division Street, Ashton Street, and Delta Drive. Just get to the park early as space fills up quickly.
Pawtucket Red Sox Stadium Guide
The Red Sox are a big part of the culture in New England, and it’s no different in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, which is home to the Sox’s Triple-A affiliate. Everywhere you go, you’ll see fans in Red Sox gear, and with no surprise, McCoy Stadium is usually packed when the PawSox are in town.
Being that baseball and the Red Sox are such a big part of life in Pawtucket, you won’t find a lot of the gimmicks you’ll find at other minor league ballparks at McCoy Stadium. The fans in the stands here are much more diehard and knowledgeable, and to many, the thrill of watching the PawSox comes from seeing future Red Sox stars in action. Over the years, the PawSox have graduated some of the Red Sox best players including Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens, and Nomar Garciaparra among others.
During your trip to Pawtucket, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the murals hanging around McCoy Stadium. The murals show off the PawSox rich history and honor the best players who have played for the team over the years.
Finally, if you’re an autograph hound come prepared as the stands are eight feet above the field meaning you’ll have to literally fish for autographs. Bring a bucket or milk carton on a rope to enable players to sign your program or baseball.
Baseball fans in Pawtucket live and breathe for baseball, the PawSox, and the Red Sox, so you’ll have an excellent time when taking in a game at McCoy Stadium.
Take a walk around McCoy Stadium to see all the murals hanging around the park. The murals celebrate some of the greatest players in Red Sox history including Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens, so make sure to see them all.
The first row of the stands are about eight feet above the field and, as a result, you’ll see fans literally fishing for autographs from their favorite players. Fans arrive early to line up and lower their homemade fishing poles to their heroes before the game, so come prepared if you want to secure a signature from your favorite player.
Don’t miss the PawSox mascots Paws and Sox when taking in a game at McCoy Stadium. You won’t want to miss the shenanigans these two get into or the opportunity to give them a high-five so keep an eye out for them during the game.
Take your kids to Sunday home games for their chance to run the bases. There’s nothing more fun for young fans than running bases after the game making Sundays the perfect time to attend a PawSox game.