In case you missed the announcement, the Potomac Nationals (aka P-Nats) (Single-A, Carolina League) will now be known as the Fredericksburg Nationals (aka FredNats). The team is relocating to a new ballpark in Fredericksburg (VA) in time for the 2020 season. Read more here.
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P-Nats Now FredNats
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P-Nats to Celebrate Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Night
PRESS RELEASE – Former teachers at a University in New York have signaled paranormal activity at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, VA. With New York City rid of most similar issues because of the actions taken out of an old firehouse, ectoplasmic residue was reported at the home of the Potomac Nationals.
P-Nats to Begin Ballpark Construction Next Month
Fredericksburg Baseball has announced it is moving forward with construction on the new $35 million ballpark early next month, with plans for opening in April 2020. Read more here.
P-Nats, Fredericksburg Break Ground on New Ballpark
Sunday morning’s clouds and rain gave way to sun and warmth just in time for a groundbreaking ceremony for Fredericksburg Baseball’s new stadium. The $35 million privately funded ballpark is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2020 season. Read more here.
Fredericksburg Baseball Reaches 1,000-Seat Reservation Milestone
Fredericksburg Baseball kicked off sales of season tickets on December 1 with its “Founders Club” event held in historic Market Square. As of yesterday, the 1,000th seat reservation milestone was reached. Read more here.
Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location
Fredericksburg Approves Ballpark Plan
The Fredericksburg (VA) City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the development and shared use agreement with Potomac Baseball, LLC for the planned $35 million, multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South, as well as several related amendments, agreements and ordinances. Read more here.
Council Grants P-Nats Extra Ballpark Time
The company that owns the Potomac Nationals minor league baseball team has been granted an extra inning to get all the approvals it needs to build its proposed $35 million, multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South. Read more here.
Fredericksburg City Council to Address Ballpark Issues Tuesday Night
The Potomac Nationals’ (Single-A, Carolina League) still face a few hurdles before their proposed $35 million stadium can be built in Fredericksburg (VA), including getting City Council to make changes to the city’s comprehensive land-use plan, approve realignment of the right of way in Celebrate Virginia South, and grant a special-use permit for the stadium. A public hearing on the issues is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23. Read more here.
Fredericksburg Has Multi-Purpose Expectations for New P-Nats Ballpark
The Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) plan to head to Fredericksburg (VA), a move that backers expect will bring more than minor-league baseball to the city. Read more here.
P-Nats Once Step Closer to New Ballpark in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg (VA) is one step closer to becoming the home of the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League). The city council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve the Nationals’ letter of intent for a state-of-the-art ballpark in the Celebrate Virginia development, just off Interstate 95. Read more here.
Potomac Nationals Announce New Ballpark Site
PRESS RELEASE – This evening we announced a plan to join the City of Fredericksburg in a Letter of Intent that would ultimately lead to the construction of a state-of-the-art ballpark in Celebrate Virginia just off interstate 95.
P-Nats Extend Ballpark Lease Until 2020
The Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) confirmed at their Hot Stove Banquet on Sunday that the club has extended its lease to play at Pfitzner Stadium until the 2020 season. They also have the option to end the lease early if they are able to find the opportunity to move into a new stadium elsewhere. Read more here.
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Stadium Issues
P-Nats Unleash Loaded 2018 Promo Schedule
PRESS RELEASE – Fresh off of a season in which the Potomac Nationals garnered the Carolina League’s Marketing & Promotional Excellence Award, the P-Nats have once again upped the ante with a 2018 promotional schedule which will take Red, White, and Blue entertainment to new heights!
P-Nats Revive New Ballpark Talk in Prince William County
Just a few weeks ago, the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) seemed destined to flee Prince William County (VA) — but the team might yet be able to craft a new stadium deal in the area and avoid the pitfalls of the old arrangement that fell apart in July. Read more here.
Filed under Market & Location, Stadium Issues
Next Stop for P-Nats
Now that a ballpark deal for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) in Prince William County (VA) is apparently dead, where will the team go? Owner Art Silber says he wants to keep the team in Northern Virginia. Loudoun County supervisor Ron Meyer reportedly said the team is more than welcome there. Spotsylvania County is a possibility. Arlington County is out, but Alexandria is a potential option. Read more here.
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No Deal for P-Nats Ballpark, Silber to Explore Other Options
A proposed stadium deal that would have kept the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) in Prince William County (VA) has apparently fallen through, and Art Silber, the team’s owner, says he’ll start exploring other options. Read more here and view renderings here.
Chamber Throws Weight Behind New P-Nats Ballpark
Prince William County’s business community is throwing its support behind a proposed deal to bring a new, $35-million stadium for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) to Woodbridge (VA). Read more here.
P-Nats Get Their Wish, No Ballpark Referendum
The Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) inched closer to a new baseball stadium, as Prince William’s (VA) board of county supervisors decided against a referendum that would’ve allowed voters to decide whether to use $35 million in bond money to help build a new stadium for the franchise. Read more here.
MiLB President Presses Prince William County on New P-Nats Ballpark
Minor League Baseball Pat O’Connor showed his frustration yesterday at the lack of urgency to build the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) a new stadium. In a meeting with the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, he said Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge (VA) is not up to the league’s player development and fan standards. Read more here.
P-Nats Issue Ballpark Ultimatum
The Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) have issued an ultimatum to Prince William County (VA) lawmakers: sign a new stadium deal in July or wave goodbye to the minor league team. Read more here and here.
Supervisor Wants P-Nats Ballpark Plan on November Ballot
Should Prince William County (VA) voters decide whether to build a new, $35 million county-backed stadium for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League)? Supervisor Pete Candland says yes and has called for the full board of supervisors to vote June 20 on whether to put the new stadium on a ballot in November. Read more here.
Supervisors at Odds Over Putting Ballpark Financing Plan on Ballot
Before Prince William County (VA) reaches any sort of agreement to build a new minor league baseball stadium for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League), county officials are adamant that they want to hear advice from the public — but they’re sharply divided on just how they want to solicit that feedback. Read more here.
Bryce Harper Gobblehead Highlights P-Nats ‘Pfitzgiving’ Celebration
PRESS RELEASE – The Potomac Nationals are excited to announce a one-of-a-kind Super Saturday Pfitzgiving celebration on Saturday, May 13th to spotlight the halfway mark to Thanksgiving at Pfitzner Stadium as the P-Nats take on the Salem Red Sox (Boston) at 6:35pm. Continue reading
County Bolsters Proposal for New P-Nats Ballpark
Prince William County (VA) is taking more steps toward a new stadium for its minor league baseball team. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend $200,000 for a financial impact study on a new ballpark and parking garage for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) at The JBG Cos.’ Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge (VA). Read more here.
VDOT Rejects First Grant Application for Ballpark Parking Garage
Prince William County (VA) has been denied one of two grant applications sought to fund a new commuter parking garage slated to be built next to a proposed new Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) baseball stadium in Woodbridge (VA). Read more here.
Four Movie Anniversary Theme Nights Highlight P-Nats 2017 Promotional Schedule
PRESS RELEASE – Once again, the Potomac Nationals have taken their promotional schedule to a new level with an exceptional 2017 promo slate on deck, and the club is excited to reveal the best promotional lineup in Minor League Baseball for the 40th anniversary season of Potomac Baseball! Continue reading
P-Nats Announce Staff Promotions
PRESS RELEASE – Potomac Nationals Chairman/CEO, Art Silber announced today that the interim tag has been removed from the club’s Co-General Managers, GM of Sales, Bryan Holland, and GM of Operations, Aaron Johnson. Continue reading
Filed under Personnel & Operations
P-Nats Celebrate Festivus
In case you missed it, the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) held “Halfway to Festivus Night” this past Saturday with a Frank Costanza bobblehead giveaway, special jerseys and more. View photo gallery here.
More Delay for P-Nats Ballpark Plan
The opening of the new 6,000-seat stadium slated to be built between Wegmans grocery store and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge (VA) for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) is delayed until 2018. Read more here. Read more background here.
P-Nats Announce Trio of Front Office Promotions
PRESS RELEASE – Potomac Nationals Chairman & CEO, Art Silber announced today the promotion of P-Nats General Manager of Operations, Zach Prehn to Vice President/General Manager of the club following the departure of former Executive Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud, who has resigned from the team to pursue a new professional baseball opportunity. Continue reading
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P-Nats New Ballpark Update
There really isn’t much new to report here on the new ballpark situation for the Single-A Potomac Nationals (Carolina League), but owner Art Silber says things are still moving in a very positive direction. Read more here.
Potomac Nationals Announce F.H.Furr as New Stadium Founding Partner
PRESS RELEASE – The Potomac Nationals announced today that the club has signed a new stadium founding partnership with F.H. Furr, a leading plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical service company headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. Continue reading
P-Nats Unveil Most Entertaining Promo Slate in Franchise History
PRESS RELEASE – As the Potomac Nationals celebrate 30 seasons of baseball at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium during the 2014 campaign, the P-Nats’ faithful will be treated to the most entertaining promotional schedule in the history of the franchise. Continue reading
P-Nats Host Inaugural Two-Day Polar Plunge
PRESS RELEASE – While temperatures plummet in Northern Virginia and around the country, the Potomac Nationals encourage fans to participate in the first annual two-day P-Nats Polar Plunge at Pfitzner Stadium on Tuesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm each day. Continue reading
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Personnel & Operations
More P-Nats Ballpark Talk
There’s really not much new news here, but Art Silber, the owner of the Single-A Potomac Nationals (Carolina League), told the Prince William County Board of Supervisors recently that he is getting closer to a deal to bring a new ballpark to Woodbridge (VA). He also said that the team might move, if approvals are not in place to begin construction by 2015. Read more here.
P-Nats VP/GM Named Carolina League Executive of the Year
PRESS RELEASE – The Potomac Nationals are proud to announce Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud has been named the recipient of the 2013 Calvin Falwell Executive of the Year Award. Voting was conducted by league general managers, club owners, field managers, and the Carolina League president. Continue reading
Filed under Awards & Recognition, Personnel & Operations
Silber, Principi Discuss New P-Nats Ballpark
Art Silber, owner and CEO of the Single-A Potomac Nationals (Carolina League), recently talked with Frank Principi, Woodbridge (VA) District Supervisor on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, about plans for a new baseball stadium. Watch video here (23:51).
Filed under Design & Construction, Media, Stadium Issues
P-Nats Owner to Unveil New Stadium Renderings Jan. 20
PRESS RELEASE – The Potomac Nationals are delighted to announce their 18th Annual Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Auction, an off-season hallmark of the Potomac Baseball franchise, will return to the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes on Sunday, January 20th. Indulge in an evening of Nationals Baseball talk, an exquisite silent auction, delicious food, and fellowship with the P-Nats faithful Continue reading
County Pursues Funding for New Parking Structure for Ballpark
While a new stadium for the Single-A Potomac Nationals (Carolina League) has yet to be signed, sealed, and delivered, the Prince William County (VA) Board of Supervisors are moving forward with a request for $5 million from Virginia’s Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund to build a new $15 million, 1,250-space parking garage to serve baseball fans, shoppers, and commuters. Read more here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
P-Nats Name New Voice
PRESS RELEASE – The Potomac Nationals are proud to announce the promotion of sales executive, Bryan Holland to P-Nats lead radio play-by-play broadcaster and Director of Media Relations. Continue reading
Filed under Media, Personnel & Operations