From Board of County Supervisor meetings to social media and even letters to the editor, Prince William County residents are talking about the proposed Potomac Nationals Stadium at Potomac Town Center. Some are supporters eager to keep the Minor League Baseball team here, along with wanting the accompanying infrastructure and jobs it would bring. Understandably, there are a number of concerned citizens as well: How will this affect traffic? What is the cost to the County? Will we see any benefits? Some of these concerns are addressed in the non-binding letter of intent between the team owner nd , which states that the County would authorize Industrial Development Authority bonds in the amount of $35 million, for which the debt would be paid by the Potomac Nationals for the construction of the 4,600-seat stadium.
A VDOT grant will fund construction of a parking garage, which will double as commuter parking, as well as funding the widening of Neabsco Mills Road from two lanes to four, helping to alleviate stadium-related traffic concerns.
With the completion of County-commissioned studies on planning, traffic and economic development , County officials are now weighing other potential impacts, both positive and negative. Initial projections show that over the course of repayment, the baseball stadium would generate:
Additionally, the stadium would provide a venue for other community events when it is not being used by the Potomac Nationals. Click to read the full reports. Area residents are encouraged to continue learning about the pros and cons of a new stadium in Woodbridge, and to let elected officials know about concerns. The public is also invited to a forum on the stadium, June 15 at Potomac Shores. Also, all Board of County Supervisor meetings are open to the public, and include a designated Citizen’s Time during which residents are able to address the Board.