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Richmond ballpark opponents: Map used to justify location is incorrect

The creator of a slave-trade map used by Richmond officials says it’s not accurate and should not be used to justify the construction of a new Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) ballpark in Shockoe Bottom. A map of Shockoe Bottom slave-trade sites was created in 2000 by Richmond historian Elizabeth Cann Kambourian. She’s […]

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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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