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Suns 1999 lease extension approved

November 25, 1998

Hagerstown City Council members unanimously approved a lease extension Tuesday night, allowing the Hagerstown Suns to use Municipal Stadium through the 1999 baseball season.

The new lease for the stadium along East Memorial Boulevard expires Dec. 31, 1999.

Suns owner Winston Blenckstone announced in April his intention to keep the Class A minor league baseball team in Hagerstown through next season.

Hagerstown and Washington County elected officials will receive the results of a feasibility study for a stadium on Dec. 15.

Blenckstone has been lobbying for a new stadium along Interstate 81 to improve attendance for the team, which is affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Under the lease, the Suns are responsible for maintaining the field and the city is responsible for building maintenance.

- Julie E. Greene

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