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Suns, Spotsylvania County Part Ways After Deadline Passes?

Hagerstown Suns LogoWith the passing of MiLB’s July 31 deadline for negotiating a ballpark deal between the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) owner Bruce Quinn and Spotslyvania County (VA), baseball appears to be dead in the Fredericksburg (VA) area for now.  But supporters appear to be keeping the door open for other suitors.  Read more here.

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Editorial: If Final Offer, Reject Spotsylvania Ballpark Proposal

Hagerstown Suns LogoA divided Spotsylvania County (VA) Board of Supervisors asked last week for a meeting with Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) owner Bruce Quinn after he submitted what he called his final proposal.  So far, no talks have been set.  The local newspaper says that the board should reject the proposal if Quinn won’t meet and his offer remains unchanged.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: McCormick Field (Asheville, NC)

Asheville Tourists New Logo1Graham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com recently visited McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Suns Make Final Ballpark Offer

Hagerstown Suns LogoIn what he called his final offer, Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) owner Bruce Quinn is now proposing to pay $2 million in up-front costs but more in rent and shared revenue if Spotsylvania County (VA) will build a $30 million, 5,000-seat stadium for his minor-league baseball team.  The Board of Supervisors will likely vote on whether to accept the new proposal on Tuesday.  Read more here.

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Spotsylvania County Takes Next Ballpark Steps

Hagerstown Suns LogoA Spotsylvania County (VA) committee on Tuesday voted 7-2 to press ahead with a deal for a publicly financed minor league baseball stadium for the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  The Board of Supervisors and the Economic Development Authority — which would own the stadium — will have the final say over the proposal.  Read more here.

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Tax Dispute in Greensboro

Greensboro Grasshoppers LogoDowntown Greensboro Renaissance has until Monday to appeal the results of an audit that shows more than $125,000 in unpaid taxes on the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Single-A, South Atlantic League) baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Modified Ballpark Proposal On Deck in Spotsylvania County

Hagerstown Suns LogoA committee formed to hash out the baseball stadium proposal in Spotsylvania County (VA) will tonight consider a counteroffer drafted by the county’s outside counsel that maintains the same $25 million/$8 million funding split but seeks higher rent payments, a revenue-sharing agreement and other concessions from the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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