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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #75: January 09, 2017, 03:43:02 PM »
Those of you familiar with Woody's range, etc. on route seven.    She's now gone.    MacMansions are risin' as I type.
This place was called Powerline. Right by I95. Probably opened about 1995. And closed around 2008. I am sure the guys who owned it made a killing selling to the developers. Who built the homes right as the economy tanked.

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #76: January 09, 2017, 03:50:45 PM »
This place was called Powerline. Right by I95. Probably opened about 1995. And closed around 2008. I am sure the guys who owned it made a killing selling to the developers. Who built the homes right as the economy tanked.

I saw Woody one day at the food store.    They had started working on Route 7 and his entrance was messed up.    So, he decided to bail out for retirement funds.

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #77: January 09, 2017, 05:17:13 PM »

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #83: February 01, 2017, 02:21:52 PM »
What team will move there? Potomac? Hagerstown?

Hope it's not Hagerstown. I enjoy going there.

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #84: February 01, 2017, 02:24:32 PM »
What team will move there? Potomac? Hagerstown?

Originally proposed as an indy back when the stadium idea was first floated   ....   years ago.     My first thought was Potomac with this new proposal.

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #85: February 01, 2017, 02:42:23 PM »
Originally proposed as an indy back when the stadium idea was first floated   ....   years ago.     My first thought was Potomac with this new proposal.
You'll have to fight us for it.  :stir:


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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #86: February 01, 2017, 02:43:27 PM »
Originally proposed as an indy back when the stadium idea was first floated   ....   years ago.     My first thought was Potomac with this new proposal.

Welp, it'll move them closer to me that way. Nice trip over on the ferry.

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« Reply #87: February 01, 2017, 02:44:00 PM »
Welp, it'll move them closer to me that way. Nice trip over on the ferry.

It could be a part time job for me.     :)

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #88: February 01, 2017, 02:46:51 PM »
I don't see PW letting Potomac leave,  but it would be a better location for me personally than Woodbridge. :)

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« Reply #89: February 01, 2017, 02:47:58 PM »
I don't see PW letting Potomac leave,  but it would be a better location for me personally than Woodbridge. :)

I think the Nats (big club) are over PW.     If the options are right, the P-Nats are gone.

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #90: February 01, 2017, 03:10:29 PM »
i dont see any county around here spendimg serious money for a single a team

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #91: February 01, 2017, 03:19:30 PM »
Here we go  ....   again.     

http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/minor_league_baseball_talks_returns_to_loudoun_county543

What team will move there? Potomac? Hagerstown?
I think the Nats (big club) are over PW.     If the options are right, the P-Nats are gone.
How about Harrisburg? Yeah, AA ball!

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #92: February 01, 2017, 03:21:23 PM »
What team will move there? Potomac? Hagerstown?How about Harrisburg? Yeah, AA ball!

Harrisburg would probably over crowd the market with Frederick, Hagerstown, Bowie, Potomac, the indie in Southern MD (Blue Crabs?) and the Nats (big club).

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #93: February 01, 2017, 03:31:16 PM »
Other than the flooding, Harrisburg has a pretty sweet setup and a good following.

Syracuse, anyone? Who needs your spare parts 500 miles away?-

What team will move there? Potomac? Hagerstown?How about Harrisburg? Yeah, AA ball!

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #94: February 01, 2017, 03:32:13 PM »
I think the Nats (big club) are over PW.     If the options are right, the P-Nats are gone.

You are probably right.  Silber would still have a club in Woodbridge, it just wouldn't be affiliated with the Nats, probably leaving Prince William County in the lurch to cover the cost of the stadium.

Loudoun Nationals sounds pretty good.  Who wants to meet at Top Golf before the game?

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #95: February 01, 2017, 03:34:23 PM »
You are probably right.  Silber would still have a club in Woodbridge, it just wouldn't be affiliated with the Nats, probably leaving Prince William County in the lurch to cover the cost of the stadium.

Loudoun Nationals sounds pretty good.  Who wants to meet at Top Golf before the game?

They could remain "Potomac".     Pretty close to the river (few miles and maybe closer than the current location).    Could do Top Golf and the indoor "flight/free fall" room next door.

http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/tunnels/ifly-loudoun/

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #96: February 01, 2017, 03:37:14 PM »
They could remain "Potomac".     Pretty close to the river (few miles and maybe closer than the current location).    Could do Top Golf and the indoor "flight/free fall" room next door.

I'm guessing Silber has the rights to the Potomac name.

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #97: February 01, 2017, 10:42:26 PM »
I'm guessing Silber has the rights to the Potomac name.
Silber owns the franchise. The only one who can move that franchise is Silber.

Now, Silber is playing under an exemption from the Carolina League, an exemption because Pfitzner does not meet minimum Carolina League standards. An exemption that I would expect to be expiring. So, if Loudoun builds him a stadium, I could see him moving there.

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Re: Potomac Nationals New Stadium Watch
« Reply #99: March 03, 2017, 08:37:17 AM »
Got the following email today; sounds like they are expecting much opposition at the hearing next week.

"To our many friends……..
 
For 32 years we’ve been bringing Potomac Nationals baseball to you, your families and friends. We’re proud of the heritage that has produced over 300 major league baseball players and four National League Most Valuable Players that have worn our uniform…..Barry Bonds, Albert Pujols, Joey Votto and Bryce Harper. Our affiliation with the Washington Nationals has given you the opportunity to see their stars of the future.
 
We’ve provided thousands of first jobs to the young people of the community, retirees, interns and returning veterans.
 
We’ve provided support to every segment of the community through our school wide reading program, drug awareness initiatives, the thousands of little leaguers honored at our games, thousands in scouting who’ve participated in a multi-generational event of camping on our field after games for more than 20 years. We’ve been available to support almost every non-profit and health related service in the area.
 
Our goal has always been to provide affordable family entertainment that will produce joy, excitement and memories that will last forever.
 
For the last few years we have been playing under a waiver issued by Minor League Baseball that expires after the 2018 season as Pfitzner stadium does not meet the minimum facility requirements of a minor league ballpark.
 
Thus, we’ve undertaken years of effort to find a new location in Prince William County and now believe that we have the best opportunity to create a truly unique ballpark and community venue at the Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge.
 
Next Tuesday evening, March 7th at 7:30 PM, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors will vote on entering into a Letter of Intent between ourselves, the County and the owner of the Potomac Town center.
 
We’ve always said we would pay for the ballpark and the agreement would have us pay $75 million over 30 years which includes principal, interest and all the operating expense. 
 
Prince William County will have absolutely no expense for the construction and operation of the ballpark.
 
This would be the only ballpark deal in the nation where the local government entity would have no cost, and would permit a long-term community partner to continue to operate in and serve the Prince William community. However, there are those who are opposed.
 
We need your support and friendship and ask that you come to the Board Meeting next Tuesday night at 7:30 at the McCoart Administrative Building at 1 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA  22192.   We are first on the agenda and if you wish to speak, time will be provided at the beginning of the meeting.  We will have a personal briefing starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pfitzner Stadium to answer your questions and review the agreement.  Food will be served.
 
You have supported us, but now we need your help. Please join us next Tuesday evening and rsvp to pnats@potomacnationals.com
 
Sincerely,
 
Art Silber       
Potomac Nationals "
 

 

 
 
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