Polar Beverages CEO will be part-owner of Worcester Red Sox

The team plans to leave Pawtucket and play its first season in Worcester in 2021, at the $100 million Polar Park.

Polar Beverages President and CEO Ralph D. Crowley Jr., left, joined Pawtucket Red Sox chairman Larry Lucchino to announce that the new stadium being built for the team will be named Polar Park Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in Worcester, Mass.
Polar Beverages President and CEO Ralph D. Crowley Jr., left, joined Pawtucket Red Sox chairman Larry Lucchino to announce that the new stadium being built for the team will be named Polar Park Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in Worcester. –Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The chief executive officer of Polar Beverages will become a part-owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox as the team moves to Worcester.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that team chairman Larry Lucchino says Ralph Crowley will become a part-owner of the soon-to-be Worcester Red Sox. Polar Beverages is based in Worcester.

The Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate plans to leave Pawtucket and play its first season in Worcester in 2021, at the $100 million Polar Park.

Red Sox executives joined with state and local officials from Massachusetts to break ground on the 10,000-seat stadium in Worcester last week.

The team’s ownership decided to relocate after failing to reach a deal for a new stadium with Rhode Island officials.

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Lucchino didn’t say when Crowley will officially join the team.