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.

Discussion - 2 Comments
  1. Sandra Dawson

    Jun 06, 2017  at 7:08 pm

    I strongly believe in the construction of the stadium. We need more reasons for people
    to come to Prince William County to spend money to help with jobs and economic development. We need venues for family entertainment.

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  2. Don Carr

    Jun 15, 2017  at 7:08 pm

    Is it true the PWC Board of Supervisors has opened its June 20 session (during which it will vote on the stadium issue) for comment from NON-PWC residents? Why is that? Issue isn’t whether to have baseball. It doesn’t seem the board needs to hear from folks outside the county about how much they love the game and support having a new stadium. That people like baseball is a given. The issue is very real concerns PWC constituents have about the Stonebridge site, and about being stuck with any tax bill for it (certainly non-PWC residents don’t have that concern, do they?). I am concerned our BOS is just going through the motions to be able to say later they did their due diligence. A good-faith gesture to counter that opinion is to restrict comment to the PWC board about a PWC issue to PWC constituents.

    Please reply.

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