WINCHESTER, Va. — Officials with the Winchester Economic Development Authority announced Monday the authority has voted to seek transfer of public land for construction of a new baseball stadium to attract a minor league baseball team.
“We think we have exciting news here, of an action taken this morning — (a request for) transfer of public land to the Economic Development Authority to bring minor league baseball to the city of Winchester,” Winchester City Manager Craig Gerhart said during a morning press conference.
No team was mentioned by name.
There has been talk that Winchester and the Hagerstown Suns have been in discussion to move the Class A South Atlantic League team from Hagerstown’s Municipal Stadium to Winchester.
No Suns personnel attended the Monday meeting. Bruce Quinn, the Suns majority owner, was traveling and was unavailable for comment.