Forget the Suns; bring investors back to downtown
To the editor:
When I read about the preliminary deal between Bruce Quinn and Fredericksburg, Va., concerning the Hagerstown Suns, it confirmed my thoughts that Mr. Quinn never wanted to remain in Hagerstown.
He offered to finance a significantly smaller portion of a stadium here than he is offering to Fredericksburg, and it didn’t seem that he was committed to signing a 30-year lease in Hagerstown. He would not accept upgrading Municipal Stadium, nor did he offer to do it. He never brought Diamond Nation or any private investor to Hagerstown.
What if Mr. Quinn was not allowed to play in Municipal Stadium while he awaits a new stadium in Fredericksburg? The Baltimore Colts snuck out in the middle of the night. Baltimore upgraded downtown with Inner Harbor, and the Ravens came knocking.
Bring back the investors who showed interested in redeveloping downtown Hagerstown. Invest in projects that create many full-time jobs and attract new residents.