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A vacant lot in Worcester's Canal District could be the site of a new ballpark. (Callum Borchers/WBUR)
A vacant lot in Worcester's Canal District could be the site of a new ballpark. (Callum Borchers/WBUR)
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Last Friday, city officials announced a deal that would move the top minor league team of the Boston Red Sox from Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Worcester, Massachusetts. The deal includes a pledge from Worcester to build a new stadium for the franchise, with a price tag north of $100 million. We discuss whether the economic and cultural benefits of bringing the team to Worcester will be worth the money, and what the city can learn from other minor league teams around the country.

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Callum Borchers, WBUR Bostonomix reporter. He tweets @callumborchers.

Andrew Zimbalist, professor of economics at Smith College.

Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross.

This segment aired on August 23, 2018.

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