Town Center on Shortlist for New Stadium Locations
– July 16, 2012 10:42 am
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Prince William County officials are expected to name Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center as the top contender for a new Potomac Nationals baseball stadium.
The county’s Board of Supervisors will hold a press conference at the developing retail, office, and residential center near Dale Boulevard and Interstate 95 at 10 a.m. Tuesday to announce a new public-private partnership.
A finalized deal is not expected to be announced at tomorrow’s press conference, however, officials — who have been tight lipped about a new stadium for the Potomac Nationals — are expected to announce some details of ongoing negotiations.
The Virginia Department of Transportation and Roadside Development, LLC – developers of Potomac Town Center – are also slated to be at the event.
A spokeswoman from Woodbridge Supervisor Frank Principi’s office said the supervisor in the coming months will work with Woodbridge residents through a series of public meetings to get their input on a planned stadium, and its impact on the developing area.
Potomac Nationals officials were not immediately available for comment early Monday, but in recent months have been working closely with county officials and Board of Supervisors members to find a new location for the team. If a new stadium is built, the team would leave their current home at the 28-year-old Pfitzner Stadium behind the Prince William County Government Center in Woodbridge. A portion of that facility caught on fire late last month and no one was injured.
Stonebridge is an economic development bright spot in the area, as it is already home to Wegmans and several fine dining restaurants and retail stores. With homes already in place, office buildings are also planned for the area.