The region's stadiums and arenas have become buzzing destinations for athletic advocates from all over.



Baseball Buzz

As we ring in spring, Polar Park lights up as the home base for the Worcester Red Sox, a Triple-A affiliate of Boston's Red Sox. Alongside the bustle of the stadium, Worcester's Canal District and nearby Restaurant Row on Shrewsbury Street are a sight to be seen (and tasted!). The WooSox season has officially commenced, and you can find a full schedule—as well as special games and ticket packages—here. Over on Fitton Field, the Bravehearts offer baseball fans a chance to witness high-level collegiate athletes on the cusp of being drafted by professional teams. As part of the Futures League, the Bravehearts compete against seven other teams from around New England. Catch the full Bravehearts schedule here.


Massachusetts Pirates

Football Focus

Take a trip downtown and you'll find the Massachusetts Pirates, pros in the Indoor Football League (IFL), bringing their all from March through JulyThis year, the Pirates play a 16-game regular season schedule that includes the team's first ever Monday night contest, a neutral site game in Fargo, North Dakota, and eight games on the Pirates new home field at the Tsongas Center in Lowell.

Worcester Railers

A Home to Hockey

Although the season is wrapping shortly, there are still a few chances to catch the Worcester Railers heating up the ice. The Railers compete to bring home a Kelly Cup Championship each year, and fans are considered true partners in the strive for every win. 


Horseback Riding

Rowing & Riding

For those eager to enjoy local waters, Lake Quinsigamond acts as a popular destination for both regional regattas and casual rowers in the warmer months. Interested visitors have options for boat rentals on the Worcester and Shrewsbury shores. For the equestrian-inclined, trot over to Cornerstone Ranch and check out their horseback adventures for beginner learners through advanced. Kiddos and adults can peruse the Ranch grounds, experience riding in the ring or sit back in leisurely horse-drawn wagon rides.


Go-To Greens

For the golfers in the crowd, there are plenty of courses calling your name; just check out our Stay & Play Guide for details on them all—compiled by local contributing editors Ben Radzicki (Holden, MA) and Mike McAuliffe (Auburn, MA), who are exceptionally well-versed in the region's golf scene.


The Beechwood Hotel, Worcester

Stay Awhile...

If you're here for a night, weekend or extended stay, there are plenty of accommodation options that are close to the action. Check out local spots like the Beechwood Hotel, located within minutes of the region's most bustling stadiums, fields and arenas, and just a few miles from Polar Park, the DCU Center and Fitton Field—as well as walking distance from rowing and regatta events held at Lake Quinsigamond.