WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia and local officials say they have a deal with the owner of the Potomac Nationals to build a new minor league ballpark for the club in Woodbridge.
The plans announced Tuesday call for a 6,000- to 7,000-seat stadium off Interstate 95 in the Potomac Town Center development.
The Nationals, a Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, currently play in an older stadium and have been looking for years for a new ballpark site.
Details still need to be finalized, but the plan calls for team owner Art Silber to invest $25 million in construction of the ballpark, and the Virginia Department of Transportation to spend $15 million on an adjacent, 1,500-space commuter lot.
This development could spell bad news for the Hillcats. If Lynchburg's team is relocated to Wilmington, NC, the Lynchburg Baseball Corporation would then attempt to bring a new team to the Hill City.
One option was to lure Potomac's team to Lynchburg because of the condition of their current stadium. If Potomac builds a new stadium, that option would likely be eliminated.