HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The minor-league Hagerstown Suns are signaling a possible move to Winchester, Va.

Documents on Winchester’s government website show that Hagerstown Baseball LLC signed a letter of intent last month to move the club there, provided certain conditions are met by April 17.

One condition is funding for a new stadium. The Winchester City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed construction of a baseball stadium at Jim Barnett Park.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown quoted Hagerstown Mayor Robert Bruchey on Friday as saying a team official
has told him the Suns would prefer to stay in Hagerstown.

Bruchey says the city is considering building a new sports facility. The Suns have played at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown since 1981. The stadium is more than 80 years old.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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