Construction is underway for a state of the art ballpark to host the Worcester Red Sox, called Polar Park. Additional Green Island and Canal District development will include retail and restaurant space, as well as a 500-space municipal parking garage. Kelley Square will also be redesigned to make it safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
MassDOT, in coordination with the City of Worcester, is working on a project to improve safety and operations within the general Kelley Square area of Worcester. The project will address the safety and operational deficiencies all users face, including motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, while also supporting the local businesses and residents who call Kelley Square their home.
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The City of Worcester has announced that the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox will be moving to Worcester. This move will be in conjunction with a major redevelopment of the Canal District, the Wyman-Gordon property and a complete redesign of Kelley Square. This opens a new chapter in the City's continued growth.
Polar Park, the name of the new ballpark, will truly be a community park. It is anticipated to host 125 year-round events including family affordable baseball games, outdoor concerts, other sporting events, community meetings/events and even a potential polling location.
The City of Worcester and Canal District businesses are working together to provide convenient access and parking options during the construction of Polar Park, the future home of the Triple-A Worcester Red Sox, and other area projects beginning this summer. In addition to the ballpark, work will include construction of a redesigned Kelley Square, other street, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, upgraded utilities and initial development projects north and south of the ballpark, to include hotels, residences and retail spaces.
A dedicated website has been launched for residents and visitors to stay up-to-date on construction activities, upcoming traffic changes and parking options. Visitors to the site can sign up to receive weekly email updates. Questions can be addressed by email at email@example.com or by phone at 508-217-3340.
Time-lapse video of the recent construction of Polar Park for the Worcester Red Sox in the Canal District.