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P-Nats Announce First Fredericksburg Ballpark Founding Partnership

The Potomac Nationals (High A; Carolina League) are out of the gate in preparing for a new Fredericksburg ballpark, announcing a deal with Mary Washington Healthcare to be the facility’s first Founding Partner. The announcement comes after the P-Nats came to a preliminary agreement with the City of Fredericksburg to help provide funds for a 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium to […]

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Fredericksburg Eager for Ballpark Discussions; Flying Squirrels Monitoring Situation

After unveiling a proposed letter of intent, Fredericksburg, VA officials are eager to continue discussions about a proposed ballpark for the relocating Potomac Nationals (High; Carolina League). Meanwhile, the nearby Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) will monitor Fredericksburg’s actions as they pursue a new Richmond ballpark.  (more…)

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Fredericksburg to move ahead with ballpark financing negotiations

The Fredericksburg (Va.) City Council will move forward with negotiations on a new baseball complex and ballpark for the Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League), but it’s not clear whether the city will commit an additional $18 million to the project. Diamond Nation has proposed a $61-million development at Celebrate Virginia South featuring a […]

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The Week That Was: August 24

Obamacare, ballpark planning at Mississippi State and Macomb County, and spring-training news generated interest amongst our readers. The top stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Here are the top stories: Giants protest upheld; Wrigley issues caused by Obamacare?New spring training plan expected from Astros, Nats in coming weeksNew […]

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Diamond Nation: Front us more money, and we’ll share ballpark revenues

Offers of revenue-sharing are rarely taken up by municipalities, so it will be interesting to see if the offer by Diamond Nation to share revenues on a Fredericksburg, Va., baseball complex in exchange for upfront financing actually happens. Diamond Nation, a New Jersey firm seeking to develop a baseball complex in Fredericksburg that includes a […]

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Fredericksburg ballpark financing plan passes Virginia House

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill allowing Fredericksburg to recapture sales tax to help pay for a new Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) ballpark. The Virginia Senate already passed the bill, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to sign it. From The “clawback” allows the locality to get 3.5 percentage […]

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