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Richmond, VA also contemplating building new baseball stadium


RICHMOND, VA (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH) -- Is the Richmond area willing and able to invest in a baseball venue that will cost about $50 million?

The Richmond Flying Squirrels and the city have agreed that the best place for a new stadium is Richmond's fleet maintenance facility on the Boulevard, adjacent to The Diamond, but there is no firm plan. Financing remains the missing piece.

The Diamond, a symmetrical concrete stadium with plenty of steps but not much soul, was built in seven months for $8 million. By 2000, it had begun to show its age. By 2008, the Braves had enough after years of pushing for a new facility. The baton was passed to the Squirrels.


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Reading this story brings to

Reading this story brings to mind this scenario..."Philadelphia is building a new skyscraper...why can't Wilmington have one too?"
Whom paid out to have this story in compassion printed WWAY? I'm sure you could find a story somewhere on the internet about how sorry our infrastructure is here in Wilmington. An eye for an eye :-)

Not to say that they don't

Not to say that they don't have beach's or rivers. Islands or cool sandy watery walks on hot days....

The Diamond

was built with private funds and by a committee of private business leaders.

Richmond and suburbs has twice the population

Not a fair comparison, Richmond has twice the population and a larger pool of financial resources to draw from. FWIW,the Braves began lobbying for a major remodel on that stadium after 14 years into their contract.
I have a fond memory of that stadium, I saw my Alma mater ECU beat James Madison in the 1987 CAA championship there!