A new ballpark for the Loudoun Hounds (independent; Atlantic League) was approved unanimously last night by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, clearing the way for the team to begin play with the 2014 season.
The new ballpark at the One Loudoun development at the interchange of Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway will be privately financed. The board was asked to approve zoning change to allow for the facility, which will also house a new pro soccer team, Virginia Cavalry FC, in the NASL.
“Tonight’s strong vote of support is a testament to the level of support and desire to have professional sports to call our own in Northern Virginia and Loudoun County,” said Bob Farren, President and CEO of VIP Sports & Entertainment. “I want to profusely thank our fans who have supported us over these many years and I can’t wait to put a shovel in the ground and create a facility that will be a source of affordable, family fun for generations to come.”
The proposal had gathered some opposition from folks not wanting to see a 10,000-seat ballpark near their provate communities, but it didn’t make much impact in the process.
“We are excited about our sports future with the Hounds and Cavalry FC,” Farren said. “The ballpark will serve as a community gathering point and is another example of why Loudoun County is a great place for families and businesses alike.”
RELATED STORIES: Local residents: Loudoun Hounds, stay off our lawns!; Loudoun Hounds: We have deal for 2014 ballpark; Pro soccer could revive Loudoun Hounds ballpark plan; New Loudoun ballpark delayed; New for 2012: Loudoun Hounds; Three finalists announced for new Loudoun team name; On tap for new Loudoun ballpark: microbrewery; Loudoun supervisors OK new Atlantic League ballpark; Baseball advisory board formed in Loudoun County; New Loudoun ballpark close to go?
Share your news with the baseball community. Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a subscriber to the weekly Ballpark Digest newsletter? You can sign up for a free subscription at the Newsletter Signup Page.