Fans to Get Closer Look at Plans for New Potomac Nationals Stadium
January 10, 2013 8:07 pm - Potomac Local News
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Area baseball fans have been promised that a new stadium for the Potomac Nationals will be a hot venue.
Now, fans will have their first, up close look at rendering of the ballpark planned for Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge later this month at the team’s annual Hot Stove Banquet.
Team owner Art Silber is expected to show new renderings of the planned 6,000 seat, three-level ballpark. The stadium will also include 12 box suites, restaurants, a lounge that will be open to the public every day of the year, and it is expected to open in 2015.
More in a press release from the Potomac Nationals:
Silber plans to elaborate upon the many unique hallmarks that will be featured within the landscape of the P-Nats’ new ballpark, including staples that will pay homage to Griffith Stadium, former home of the Washington Senators.
“We’re going to take the opportunity at our annual Hot Stove Banquet for the first time, to publicly show the detailed renderings of our new Potomac Town Center ballpark. The ballpark is incredibly exciting and its design and features will make it the finest sports venue in the greater Washington area,” explains Silber.
“Our stadium will have features that will remind fans of old Griffith Stadium. It will have three decks with a huge wraparound party deck on top with views of the Potomac River, as well as Club and suite levels. The Club will be a great year-round sports bar with views of the ballpark, river, and the Potomac Town Center.”
“We’ll have a crab shack in center field for steamed crabs and a beer garden, broad plazas, playground for the kids, and the most comfortable seats you’ll ever sit in with perfect sight lines.”
The 18th annual Hot Stove Banquet, where Silber will make the announcement, will be held Sunday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Fairfax in Fair Lakes. A silent auction to benefit Prince William County Public Schools S.P.A.R.K. program is planned. Tickets for the event are $45 per person, $20 for those 12-years-old and younger and can be purchased by calling 703-590-2311..
A new stadium for the Potomac Nationals would be a step up from their current home at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium behind the Prince William County Government Center in Woodbridge.
Woodbridge residents who came to a public meeting about the planned stadium voiced excitement about the ballpark, but also said they were concerned about possible traffic problems.
The new stadium will sit in a now vacant plot of land between Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and a Wegman’s grocery store along Interstate 95.