SPORTS

The Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 posing during a press conference on Thursday.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, enshrines its 2018 class of inductees Friday night. Among the honorees: three who played for the Boston Celtics.

Plans for the proposed sports complex and water park resort in Palmer, Massachusetts.
Submitted / Palmer Sports Group

The developers of a proposed $650 million sports and water park resort in Palmer, Massachusetts, are looking to the state to cover some costs.

Worcester’s proposed new stadium for the Red Sox’s top farm team would be the most expensive minor league ballpark ever built, and most of the bill would be charged to taxpayers’ collective credit card. The city plans to take on as much as $100.8 million in bond debt.

Mascot "Paws" greets visitors to McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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The Worcester City Council on Tuesday hailed a plan to build a new baseball stadium for the Red Sox’s top farm team, suggesting the proposal could cruise to approval even as it calls for taxpayers to take on as much as $100.8 million in debt.

The PawSox are still in Rhode Island even though the team has announced plans to move to a new stadium in Worcester in 2021. The team played home games this weekend at McCoy, and fans were emotional about the prospect of losing the team.

“Devastated, just devastated,” said Seekonk resident Kelly Adams. She spent her childhood in Pawtucket, with trips to McCoy Stadium a regular family ritual.

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