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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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Poll: Squirrels home should be built next to current home

In a nearly worthless poll, the Richmond Times-Dispatch discovered suburban voters love the idea of a new Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) ballpark be built for maximum suburban access. The poll of 694 people in Richmond (which, under Virginia law, isn’t within a county) and the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover showed […]

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Fredericksburg to receive ballpark feasibility study Monday

Fredericksburg (Va.) officials will receive a report from consulting firm Brailsford & Dunlavey on the feasibility of a new $25-million ballpark for professional baseball on Monday. The report will be presented to the city’s Economic Development Authority, which authorized $18,000 for the study. In the meantime, the city has been exploring ways to finance a new […]

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Hagerstown owner: We’d meet with Fredericksburg about new ballpark

With work on a new ballpark stalled, Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) owner Bruce Quinn says he’d be willing to talk about facilities with Fredericksburg (Va.) officials. This week Fredericksburg’s Economic Development Authority authorized a study as to the feasibility of a new minor-league ballpark in the central Virginia city, located halfway between […]

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Fredericksburg to study financial feasibility of new ballpark

The city of Fredericksburg (Va.) will spend $18,000 on a ballpark feasibility study, as officials continue to explore the possibility of a $25-million baseball project. Yesterday the city’s Economic Development Authority authorized the study. If a study determines the community can support a new ballpark, the next steps will be to come up with a […]

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