If you thought we were done talking about minor league baseball, we found out Tuesday night that we're not.
After a three and a half hour work session, Winchester City Council President Jeff Buettner added an executive session to the agenda. The topic, acquisition of land for a new minor league baseball stadium. That's when Hagerstown Suns Majority Owner Bruce Quinn entered council chambers. Quinn spoke to us for the first time Tuesday night, he says there's a dream plan in the works.
The dream is to create a family oriented facility with a minor league baseball stadium as the anchor. It would have restaurants, family activity centers, and stores. Buettner says, they have a few sites in mind that would accomplish this vision.
"So what the City has been doing in conjunction with the EDA and the ownership of the Suns is exploring possible sites and we've actually narrowed it down to several sites in the southeast portion of Winchester that we feel will address taking the park concerns away that were brought up, impact the neighborhoods, accessibility of 81, development opportunities. We feel that the sites we're looking at now would do all of those so not only does it take the park concerns out of the question it addresses other concerns as well. So we're pretty excited about the possibility of baseball in Winchester," said Winchester City Council President Jeff Buettner.
Buettner says, they're in talks about which property makes more sense for the plan. They hope to have more concrete details later this week.
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