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Governor McKee, State and Local Leaders Break Ground on Tidewater Landing

Governor Dan McKee, state and local officials joined Fortuitous Partners to break ground today on phase one of Tidewater Landing. Phase one of the mixed-use riverfront development project, located on the Seekonk River, includes a professional soccer stadium and entertainment venue. "With strong taxpayer protections, this project is going to spur economic development and momentum in Pawtucket and across Rhode Island," said Governor Dan McKee. "The Tidewater Project will not only create jobs in the Blackstone Valley but it will also create a new destination for Rhode Island. I'm proud that we're breaking ground on the stadium today and our team stands ready to continue working with the developer and city to launch the next phase of this project." “A...

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Rhode Island Commerce Board approves funding for Tidewater Landing Stadium Project

Joint Statement from Governor Dan McKee, Mayor Don Grebien and Brett Johnson of Fortuitous Partners: “Thank you to the Commerce Corporation Board – with tonight’s vote, the construction on the Tidewater Landing Stadium Project can now continue. Together, all the parties have come to an agreement on a public-private partnership that has clear taxpayer protections in place and commits more private dollars into the stadium than any other project of its kind in the United Soccer League. The Tidewater development, on the banks of the Seekonk River in Pawtucket, is a gamechanger for the city of Pawtucket and the state of Rhode Island. A multi-use stadium will be the anchor of the development which will include housing, restaurants, retail stores, and recreational...

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Rhode Island Pro Soccer hires Paul Byrne as Tidewater Stadium General Manager

PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island – The Rhode Island Professional Soccer Club, which is slated to join the United Soccer League Championship and play at the newly developed Tidewater Landing Stadium in Pawtucket, announced the hiring of Paul Byrne as the Stadium General Manager. Byrne is the first employee to be hired by Rhode Island Professional Soccer and Tidewater Landing Stadium. He will oversee all aspects of stadium operations and will report directly into the organization’s board of directors. Byrne comes to Rhode Island Professional Soccer and Tidewater Landing Stadium from the Washington Commanders of the National Football League where he last served as the Vice President of Operations. Byrne has had a 22-year career in sports with 19 years in Major...

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