Several Hagerstown residents and business people on Tuesday voiced strong opinions, mostly favorable, about whether a new baseball stadium should be built in the city.
"Maryland is going to build one more stadium" using funds from the Maryland Lottery Commission, former Mayor Pat Paddack said.
State money has gone to stadiums in Baltimore, Bowie, Frederick and Salisbury and "there isn't a cotton pickin' dollar spent in Western Maryland," Paddack said.
About 80 people attended a 90-minute meeting in the Frostburg State University Hagerstown Center's downtown conference center to hear the results of a study by Conventions Sports & Leisure International of Minneapolis.
CSL International presenter John T. Kaatz didn't say whether the city should build a new stadium for the Hagerstown Suns, but said comparable markets have built minor league baseball stadiums and succeeded.