McClure Renovate Municipal Stadium to fix flood problem
By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer
Hagerstown City Councilman J. Wallace McClure said Tuesday that the council should consider making renovations to Municipal Stadium now that a larger plan to replace the ballpark has fizzled.
McClure, a consistent opponent of proposals for a new stadium, suggested the council consider correcting the flooding problem at the existing stadium.
"All along I said I would support a renovation ... The city should do something to help (Hagerstown Suns owner) Winston Blenckstone and No. 1 is the flooding issue," McClure said.
The most recent plan to replace Municipal Stadium called for spending as much as $1.7 million to redirect Town Run, a stormwater collection stream that channels water behind the stadium and merges with Marsh Run. Flooding has been a persistent problem at the spot where the runs merge.