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Didn’t take long: Opposition rises to Shockoe Bottom ballpark site

We predicted this would happen when Shockoe Bottom was revived as a Richmond ballpark site: local proponents of a slave-trading museum don’t see baseball as an appropriate use of the historic site. Former Mayor Doug Wilder pushed Shockoe Bottom as the site of a ballpark for the Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International League), but it was opposed […]

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Richmond ballpark discussion shifts back to Shockoe Bottom; Manchester in play as well

Shockoe Bottom, the controversial area near downtown Richmond once eyed as a ballpark site, is back in the running as the potential site of a new Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) ballpark, as is the city’s industrial Manchester area. Former Mayor Doug Wilder pushed Shockoe Bottom as the site of a ballpark for […]

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