Debate over new baseball stadium continues

Published: Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The debate over where to build a new, $50 million baseball stadium in Richmond continues, and it may continue all the way to November if one City Council member gets his wish.

Most people agree that the Diamond should be replaced. It opened back in 1985 and is now starting to shows its age. The problem, though, is not everyone can agree where to build the new stadium.

Richmond's City Council President has a plan; put it to a vote. Charles Samuels will introduce an ordinance and resolution at the council meeting Monday night, and that meeting will find out where people would like to see a new stadium.

Samuels hopes to get a question on the November ballot to see if people would like to see baseball staying on the Boulevard, or in a different location.

Another option for a location for the new stadium is in the Shockoe Bottom area. Some people have raised concerns about increased traffic, building in a flood zone, and building on top of a piece of history.

If this motion is approved, a court would still need to approve it to get the question on the ballot.

The council meeting is Monday at 6 p.m.

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