Pawtucket has long been home to the world’s game – soccer. We are proud to build a venue that will once again gather Rhode Islanders together to chant, cheer and stand for a club of their own
Tidewater Landing is the result of over three years of close collaboration between the state of Rhode Island, the Executive Office of Commerce, the Rhode Island House and Senate, the city of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket City Council and developer Fortuitous Partners. The full project, to be financed by an expected investment of over $284 million in Pawtucket, will be built in multiple phases on two sites totaling 25 acres on both sides of the Seekonk River.
The anchor of the development is a 10,000-seat stadium that will be the home pitch to Rhode Island FC. The stadium will be the flagship venue for sports and entertainment in Rhode Island, hosting other sporting and community events and concerts beginning in 2024. Ground breaking for the stadium took place on August 12, 2022.
The revitalization of this riverfront destination will serve as an economic boon to Pawtucket, with hundreds more Rhode Islanders living in the district and tens of thousands of visitors attending events. Future phases of construction will include over 500 much needed housing units with ground floor retail. The project is also complimented by a $63 million Pawtucket/Central Falls Transit Center and commuter rail stop with service starting as soon as this year, along with the development of riverfront trails, providing easy access to the venue by rail, bike or foot.
The Tidewater site had been vacant for nearly 50 years. After decades of industrial use dating back to 1881, Rhode Island Energy invested millions to remediate the brownfield site which will be leased to the developer, opening up the land for public use and economic activity. The city of Pawtucket and state of Rhode Island issued an RFP in 2019 and selected Fortuitous as their partner after a competitive process.