The Attleboro Sun Chronicle had a story titled "If not Providence, then where for PawSox?"
Based on their list, there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of REAL VIABLE options.http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/loc ... 88267.html
Worcester, Massachusetts - In March, some members of the Worcester city council expressed an interest in luring the team to Worcester, New England's second-largest city after Boston. But in a statement to The Associated Press, Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus said officials there have no intention of using any public money for a private stadium. He said he'd be open to discussing deals that use private funds and make use of the city's existing facilities.
New Bedford, Massachusetts - In May, members of New Bedford's city council said they wanted the team to consider moving to the Whaling City. But Mayor Jon Mitchell told The Standard-Times later that month that the potential cost to the taxpayers makes the PawSox stadium proposal a "non-starter." A spokesman for Mitchell told The Associated Press the mayor had not had any contact with the team, and that he stood by his original comments.
Springfield, Massachusetts - A spokesman for the mayor told The Associated Press he hadn't heard anything about the possibility of bringing the PawSox to Springfield, which is about 24 miles north of Hartford, Connecticut. The spokesman said the team hadn't contacted the city, but he wouldn't respond to follow-up questions asking whether the city had contacted the team or whether officials there would support public money for a PawSox stadium.
New Britain, Connecticut - A spokesman for New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said she wouldn't comment on whether the owners of the PawSox had reached out to the city, whether the city had reached out to the PawSox or what the city will do with its now-empty stadium, citing "confidentiality requirements." The New Britain Rock Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, is moving five miles away, to Hartford.
Hartford, Connecticut - Connecticut's capital city recently acquired the New Britain Rock Cats by agreeing to build a new stadium, which will be funded by the city. A spokesman for the mayor said the team has signed a 25-year lease for the stadium, which broke ground in February.
Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell is already home to the Lowell Spinners, a short-season Single-A team affiliate of the Red Sox. Mayor Rodney Elliott said officials there hadn't reached out to the PawSox and probably wouldn't, because the city is happy with the Spinners.
Burlington, Vermont - The largest city in Vermont, Burlington is home to the Vermont Lake Monsters, the short-season Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. A spokeswoman for the mayor said the city has not approached the PawSox and is happy with the Lake Monsters.
Officials from Manchester, New Hampshire, home to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and Portland, Maine, home to the Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate of the Red Sox, did not respond to requests for comment.