WOODBRIDGE, Va. (CBSDC/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.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2014.
The team’s current home, Pfitzner Stadium, is located near the McCoart Government Center in Woodbridge and was built in 1984.
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