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Newz Forum: BASEBALL: Group unveils plans for complex near Dulles

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posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:32 AM
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CHANTILLY, Va. -- An investment group hoping to bring a major league baseball team to Northern Virginia has unveiled plans for a stadium near Dulles International Airport.
 

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The stadium would be part of a complex that would include restaurants, hotels, condominiums and offices surrounding a man-made lake, the group said. It hopes to make the projected development a year-round attraction in order to defray some of the construction costs.



"It's going to be a beautiful development," Jerry Burkot, a spokesman for the group, told The Washington Post for Saturday editions.



The proposal is the latest from the Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority, which is hoping to bring a baseball team to Northern Virginia. The site is not the only one the group has presented to Major League Baseball, but it is the preferred one.



Baseball has been trying to relocate the Montreal Expos since the struggling franchise was purchased by the 29 other teams before the 2002 season. The Expos are splitting their schedule between Montreal and San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the second consecutive year in order to ease the club's debt.



Las Vegas; Monterrey, Mexico; Washington; San Juan; Norfolk, Va.; Portland, Ore.; and Northern Virginia are all possible relocation candidates. The latest deadline for a decision is the All-Star break in July, but league officials have repeatedly missed similar deadlines in the past as they search for an acceptable deal.

Associated Press

[Edited on 5/23/2004 by Ben]




posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:33 AM
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The Washington, DC area is making a strong push for the Expos, it seems. Will Baltimore stand for this?



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:43 AM
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baseball needs to be in the washington dc area, the situation with the expos has gone on far too long, selig needs to get it done and done in a hurry....this sounds like the ideal solution, a major league team in a major league setting



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 01:52 PM
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True man, but I remeber hearing that the owner of the Orioles (Peer Angelos?) doesn't want a team in DC, and supposedly he's got a lot of ull with the other owners.



posted on May, 26 2004 @ 09:04 PM
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In the on-going battle for the Montreal Expos, the Hampton Roads area (Norfolk, VA, and surrounding vicinity) group is selling season ticket deposits for $100 each, and luxury sweet liscneces for $1,000.
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