Boston Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino, who is part of the Pawtucket Red Sox’s ownership group, made a special trip Wednesday to Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and NESN was there to chronicle the trek.

NESN’s Adam Pellerin spoke with Lucchino about how the Durham Bulls prospered from building a new stadium, something the PawSox are looking to do in their proposed future ballpark in Providence, R.I.

“Well, it was important to show our supporters and critics a successful example of where a minor league ballpark became more than a ballpark — (it) became a catalyst for economic development. (It) helped to do more than just attract baseball fans to downtown, but to bring about a renovation and a new vitality to the downtown area,” Lucchino said on “Red Sox Final” after Boston defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 on Wednesday.

Hear more from Lucchino and Pellerin in the video above.

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