A month after the Washingon Nationals promoted phenom Bryce Harper right past aging Pfitzner Stadium, Prince William County officials authorized $150,000 on field improvements — but it’s crystal-clear the solution for the Potomac Nationals (High Class A; Carolina League) is either a new ballpark or a move.
The poor playing conditions at Pfitzner Stadium are pretty well documented; the team lost several games in the past few years due to poor field conditions, and the Washington Nationals have complained to the MiLB offices about the condition of the ballpark — specifically, the playing field and the clubhouses. With the team and the county engaged in discussions surrounding a new ballpark for years now, little money was spent on basic maintenance.
The money will be spent on improvements to the field, specifically the area around second base, reports the Washington Post.
Despite some encouraging words last month from P-Nats owner Art Silber on a new ballpark, there’s no firm plan in place, though we do know it will likely be privately financed.
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