First look at proposed new ballpark


RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - So, just what would a new ballpark in Richmond look like? On Sunday, the Richmond Flying Squirrels released conceptual renderings depicting a proposed regional ballpark on the Boulevard.

The following is a portion of the press release issued Sunday:

Created by Populous, an international design firm specializing in sports architecture, the depicted ballpark reflects a "Richmondesque" design with brick exterior, a grass berm for outfield seating, a children's play area and fixed seating for as many as 6,500 fans.  With the outfield seating, total capacity would be approximately 9,000. 
As illustrated, the ballpark is located on the Boulevard, just south of The Diamond's current site. 
Fans can find the renderings on the Ballpark Nutz Facebook fan page at

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