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Bisons on the road 2014: Pawtucket Red Sox

The Buffalo Bisons head to Rhode Island for two four-game sets against the Pawtucket Red Sox during the 2014 International League season: Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th (Saturday – double header) plus Monday, April 21st (Easter holiday) and Thursday through Sunday, July 17th through 20th.

The Red Sox, Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, play their home games at McCoy Stadium, a natural grass stadium with more than 10,000 permanent seats. Located at One Columbus Ave. in Pawtucket (part of the Providence market), the stadium can reach a capacity of 11,800 with bleachers, the standing room area, and a grass berm.

The “PawSox” have been Boston’s Triple-A team since 1973; from 1970 through 1972, they were the Red Sox’s Double-A team. They played in – and won – the longest game in pro baseball history, starting April 18th, 1981 against the Rochester Red Wings. The game went 33 innings, but play was suspended at 4:07 a.m. on the 19th at the end of the 32nd inning; the game resumed on June 23rd (their next meeting), needing only one inning to be decided. Two future stars in the game: Cal Ripken Jr. and Wade Boggs.

There are plenty of choices for hungry baseball fans at McCoy Stadium – click here for a look at the concessions menu. For large group outings, the Red Sox offer party tents, suites and group rates – find out about these offerings here.

Single-game general admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under and seniors; box seats are $12. Find out more about the Sox and get ticket information at their website.

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