The University of Rhode Island may not have the name cache of other big time college programs, but it does have one of the better on-campus arenas. The Ryan Center has affordable prices, great views, and quality basketball. It’s worth a visit if you happen to be in New England during college basketball season.
The end of summer usually signals the end of baseball season and with that comes the closing of ballparks for the season. That is not the case for Dunkin Donuts Park.
The PGA tour season concludes with the FedEx Cup, a four tournament finale that culminates with one golfer walking away with ten million dollars. The second leg of the FedEx Cup has traditionally been played at TPC Boston. The Dell Technologies has been the sponsor of the tournament for the last two years. However, starting in 2019 the Dell Technologies Championship will be no more.
One of the big trends in minor league baseball this year is changing the name of a team to a local food item. We’ve enjoyed the lobster rolls, the pizza rats, the steamed cheeseburgers and many more. The latest team to throw their hat in the ring were the Pawtucket Red Sox. On August 16 the Pawsox changed their name to the Pawtucket Hot Wieners.
The Futures League has placed teams in several abandoned minor league ballparks in New England and has enjoyed success with this business model. The Bravehearts have quickly established themselves as one of the premier teams in this fledgling circuit. Fitton Field was known as a solid, if unspectacular venue while hosting professional baseball, and holds up as one of the better venues in summer collegiate baseball.