Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Breaking News

Virginia State News

November 11, 2013

Richmond mayor unveils baseball stadium plan

RICHMOND, Va. — chmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones has unveiled plans for a $200 million development that includes a new minor league baseball stadium on Monday.

Jones said Monday during a news conference that the Shockhoe Bottom development also would include a slavery and freedom heritage site. At least $30 million will be raised for this project.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that protesters heckled Jones during his announcement.

The project has drawn criticism for the stadium’s potential impact on a nearby slave burial ground and the history of the slave trade in Shockhoe Bottom.

Jones says the proposed development would create 400 jobs, along with 1,000 construction jobs.

The new stadium would be the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ home.

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
Sister Newspapers' News