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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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