Plan For Keeping Western Md. Ball Club Progresses

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Hagerstown Mayor Robert Bruchey says the city is making “great headway” toward construction of a downtown stadium to keep minor league baseball in the western Maryland city.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that Bruchey said Thursday that there’s a “better than 50-50” chance that the framework for a lease with the Hagerstown Suns will be ready by mid-August.

He made the comments after a closed City Council meeting with city attorneys.

Winchester, Va., is also courting the Suns, a Class-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

Hagerstown and Washington County have committed $16 million toward a proposed $30 million stadium. The project also would require state and private funding.

The ballpark would replace 80-year-old Municipal Stadium, the Suns’ home since 1981.

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

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