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Va. city seeking better stadium deal after meeting

Wednesday - 7/10/2013, 11:29am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Fredericksburg will try to negotiate a better proposal to build a stadium for a minor league baseball for the Class A farm team of the Washington Nationals.

The City Council voted Tuesday night to have two members and city staff work with the Hagerstown Suns on a deal to present at the council's Aug. 13 meeting.

The action followed more than two hours of public comment. A majority expressed opposition to the proposed 30-year lease for a publicly financed stadium that would seat 5,000.

The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/18N1zrs) reports that the city may have to issue as much as $33 million in bonds to finance the project.

Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw said before the vote that unless the terms change dramatically, it is not a good deal for the city.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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