The Worcester Red Sox have announced that construction on Polar Park, the team’s new Worcester home, has been temporarily halted.
The team hopes the move will help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.
“All of us with the Worcester Red Sox recognize what a difficult and unusual time we are living in, and all of us should recognize that the health of our community, our country, and the world are what’s most important,” the team said in a statement on their website.
“We want nothing more than for Polar Park to be a point of pride for the people of Worcester and the Commonwealth—including the many local skilled construction workers who are putting their heart and soul into this ballpark.”
“We concur with our partners that a temporary halt gives our community the best opportunity to permanently contain this destructive virus.”
The team still plans to open it’s 2021 season in the new ballpark.