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Winchester officials seek land transfer for stadium to attract minor league team

No team mentioned by name

no Hagerstown Suns personnel present at meeting

January 23, 2012|By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com
  • Winchester (Va.) City Manager Craig Gerhart speaks at a press conference Monday about the Winchester Economic Development Authority's proposal to build a $15 million minor league baseball stadium.
By Bob Parasiliti/Staff Writer

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.

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