HAGERSTOWN — The minor league Hagerstown Suns say they’d like to make a long-term commitment to the western Maryland city they seemed so eager to leave in recent years. The Herald-Mail reports the City Council approved a two-year stadium lease with the team Tuesday. Team spokesman Bob Bruchey says the Suns would like an even […]
A few government and politics headlines for Wednesday.
Representatives from the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team and the city of Fredericksburg will meet next week to discuss the framework of a new deal that could move the team to the city.
FREDERICKSBURG — Fredericksburg will try to negotiate a better proposal to build a stadium for a minor league baseball for the Class A farm team of the Washington Nationals. The City Council voted Tuesday night to have two members and city staff work with the Hagerstown Suns on a deal to present at the council’s […]
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Fredericksburg fans and foes are getting an opportunity to speak out on a proposal to build a stadium for a minor league baseball. The City Council has scheduled a public meeting on the matter for Tuesday night. The Class A farm team of the Washington Nationals, the Hagerstown Suns, has proposed a […]
HAGERSTOWN — The city of Hagerstown is considering three possible sites for a minor league ballpark that would replace 82-year-old Municipal Stadium. The Herald-Mail reports that Ripken Design presented its proposal for three locations to the City Council Tuesday. All three are in the city’s East End, near the existing stadium. Municipal Stadium is home […]
HAGERSTOWN — Hagerstown’s mayor is asking Gov. Martin O’Malley for $10 million to help build a new stadium for the minor-league Hagerstown Suns. According to The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, the letter from Mayor David Gysberts says $10 million would cover a third of the cost of the stadium. Former mayor Robert Bruchey made a similar […]
HAGERSTOWN — The city of Hagerstown is taking a fresh look at downtown redevelopment. The agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes a presentation from Towson-based Sora Development. The company is a partner in a public-private revitalization effort in Glassboro, N.J. Local attorney Bruce Poole is coordinating the presentation. He says it will also include […]
HAGERSTOWN — The minor league Hagerstown Suns are pitching a cheaper alternative to a downtown stadium plan that got trashed by city voters. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn outlined plans on Tuesday for a stadium costing $21 million to $22 million. That’s about $15 million less than before. And […]
HAGERSTOWN — A proposed sports and events complex in downtown Hagerstown looks to be getting less support when a new city council takes office. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that two newly elected councilmembers, Penny Nigh and Don Munson, are against the current proposal. The $37 million project calls for a multiuse complex that would […]
HAGERSTOWN — A Hagerstown city councilman says a $15 million private donation toward construction of a downtown minor league baseball stadium isn’t assured. Councilman Lewis Metzner told The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown on Wednesday that the city hasn’t confirmed that the prospective donor has the money. He says private sector funding is crucial to securing $10 […]
A few government and politics headlines for your perusal over morning coffee.