$70 million has been provided for the stadium.
Hagerstown, Md. (NS) – Professional baseball is returning to Hagerstown and a $70 million stadium is slated to be built in downtown with public funding in 2024.
CEO of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Paul Frey, said bringing baseball back took a lot of coordination and some politics.
“We were close in 2012 and some things fell apart from a local elected official position. The mayor running for office who won was not a big supporter and was elected. It went away for a few years, but it did not stop the team up here, the collaboration,” said Frey.
Frey said Governor Larry Hogan played a significant role in the process.
“He’s helped, among other things, with this stadium. The General Assembly threw Lottery money and being built by the Maryland Stadium Authority. $59.5 million project. They’re going to pay for it through lottery money. The governor put in some money for land acquisition,” Frey explained.
He said the project has been possible through private partnerships and government working well together.