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Ballpark Consultant Withdraws Disputed $23.7K Invoice

Hagerstown Suns LogoA financial consultant has waived its $23,750 bill to Spotsylvania County (VA) for a 2015 analysis of a proposed taxpayer-financed minor league baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Spotsylvania County Surprised by Ballpark Consultant Billing

Hagerstown Suns LogoSome Spotsylvania County (VA) officials were surprised to learn recently that the county owes $23,750 for a financial advisor’s analysis last year of a proposed taxpayer-financed baseball stadium to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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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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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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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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MiLB Prez Puts Squeeze on Spotsylvania County Ballpark Negotiations

Minor League Baseball LogoMinor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner recently sent an email to Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) owner Bruce Quinn stating that it is “unlikely” the league will extend the team’s July 31 deadline to negotiate with Spotsylvania County (VA).  Read more here.  You know the drill here.

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A $44.8 Million Price Tag for Proposed Suns Stadium

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) would pay an estimated $44.8 million for a 5,500-seat, taxpayer-financed minor league baseball stadium, with interest payments making up a large chunk of the price tag.  Read more here.

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County Identifies Potential New Site for Suns Ballpark

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) officials have identified another site for a proposed minor league baseball stadium to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  The site is located across Interstate 95 from the Southpoint II shopping center.  Read more here.

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County Baseball Committee Holds First Public Meeting on Proposed New Baseball Stadium

Hagerstown Suns LogoA recommendation to consider a tax on tickets at a proposed minor league baseball stadium in Spotsylvania County (VA) to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) received a mixed response on Thursday.  Read more here.

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Spotsylvania County Solicits Public Input on Ballpark Proposal

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) is soliciting feedback on a plan for a publicly financed $33 million minor league baseball stadium for the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  The county announced this week that it has created an online comment form at www.spotsylvania.va.us for people to express their views on the topic.  Read more here.

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Spotsylvania County Seeks Extension to Negotiate Deal with Suns

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) officials said Tuesday that they expect to know by the end of the month whether a proposal for a publicly financed $33 million minor league baseball stadium is still alive.  Read more here.

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Suns Relocation Back on Deck

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) may borrow up to $43 million to build a minor league baseball stadium and parking next to CarMax in the Southpoint II shopping center.  Under a proposed agreement, the county’s Economic Development Authority would lease the 5,500-seat stadium to a team that is an affiliate of the Washington Nationals.  Read more here.

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Suns Take Toys and Go Home?

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) Supervisor Paul Trampe and other local officials said it’s their impression that Bruce Quinn, principal owner of the Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League), has backed out of plans for the proposed ballpark project in Fredericksburg (VA).  Diamond Nation President Keith Dilgard said Tuesday that his company’s relationship with the Suns has ended.  Read more here.

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