Hagerstown City leaders continue to meet to make sure they keep their minor league baseball team.
A few months ago, the Washington Nationals sent a letter to the majority owner of the Suns saying upgrades needed to be made to the stadium. Both Hagerstown and Winchester are working to meet those needs.
"I think it's a good thing for Hagerstown. I think it's nice for families to go out and have a good time and get together," said Sarah Destafeno of Hagerstown.
Sarah and nearby neighbors Michael and Leota have lived in this area of Hagerstown for about seven years.
"It would be a positive thing. We don't want the Suns to leave. Don't leave. Don't leave we need you. Hagerstown would be a ghost town without the Suns," said Michael and Leota Trainor of Hagerstown.
The proposed location to build a new stadium in Hagerstown is right outside their doors.
"But yeah home plate would be like right about here," said Michael.
Right now, the City of Hagerstown is still focused on getting a new lease signed by Hagerstown Suns LLC.
"A long term commitment to the City of Hagerstown that's what the lease is all about and so that's very important. Staff and Mr. Quinn will sit down and hammer out a lease bring it back to council and hopefully either get adopted or tweaked, but one way or another we'll get it done," said Mayor of Hagerstown Bob Bruchey.
"And I think we need to do that for more than the twenty years. I think we try to get a waiver for territorial rights for Hagerstown," said Hagerstown Council Member Martin Brubaker.
Hagerstown is hoping to get the lease finalized by July. Start construction of a new stadium in November of 2013 and play ball in the spring of 2015.
Meantime, the City of Winchester is still working on narrowing down their choices for a site to build a multi-use facility with a home for the Suns as the anchor.
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