About This Site
Home to the Pawtucket Red Sox since 1970, McCoy Stadium has played host to minor league baseball since the 1940s. Pawtucket mayor Thomas McCoy championed the stadium’s development on a swampy piece of land known as Hammond’s Pond starting in 1938. McCoy Stadium was officially dedicated to the mayor and made home to the Pawtucket Slaters in 1946. While the original plan proposed a 15,000-seat stadium, McCoy ended up with only 5,800 seats upon completion in 1942. One of the stadium’s historic moments started on April 18, 1981 when the world witnessed the longest professional baseball game in history. The PawSox and the Rochester Red Wings resumed their game on June 23rd, 1981, completing 33 innings in 8 hours and 25 minutes. The PawSox walked off with the win by a score of 3–2.
One of McCoy’s most unique features is its expansive foul territory. McCoy’s dugouts are embedded in the walls underneath the grandstands, elevating the first row of seats eight feet and tucking the luxury boxes underneath, making their viewpoint of the game intimate and close to the action. 1988 expansions to the stadium also brought its total number of seats to just over 10,000. Murals along an interior hallway that stretches from first to third base capture the history of the ballpark dating back to when the PawSox first started playing at McCoy.
Behind The Scenes
Step into the dugout and the Pawsox players’ lounge.
Photographs by Joe Jacobs, Director of Production, McCoy Stadium