Alexandria could be a possibility for the Potomac Nationals (High A; Carolina League) as they seek a new ballpark, but the city’s mayor is stressing the need for caution.
The P-Nats’ efforts to obtain a new ballpark in Prince William County have stalled, as the county–at the team’s request–cancelled a vote on the P-Nats’ ballpark proposal that was to have taken place this week. Since the breakdown in discussions with Prince William County, various reports have sated that Alexandria could emerge as a contender to land the team.
Alexandria would be an interesting fit on multiple levels. It would not only keep the P-Nats in Northern Virginia, but mark a homecoming of sorts, as the franchise’s origins trace back to Alexandria, where it played at Four Mile Run Park from 1978-1983.
It was noted here this week that city staff was looking into the issue. P-Nats owner Art Silber has also cited some of the positives of the Alexandria market, and has said that several communities in Northern Virginia have expressed interest in the team. For now, however, Alexandria mayor Allison Silberberg is proceeding with caution, and is waiting for city staff to deliver more information before forming an opinion. More from The Alexandria Times: