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Anonymous donor pledges $15M for new Hagerstown ballpark

Proposed Hagerstown ballpark

The financing of a new downtown Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) ballpark got a little easier after an anonymous donor pledged $15 million toward the project.

The donor, a former resident of Hagerstown now living as a retiree in Pennsylvania, asked for two things: naming rights for the facility and a statue. The donor’s identity has not yet been made public, leading to plenty of speculation in the community.

The gift certainly moves the project forward; a lease between the city and the Suns is expected to be signed in coming weeks. The $30-million ballpark is expected to open for the 2014 season.

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