Prince William County supervisors will not send stadium bond issue to voters

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The Potomac Nationals are likely closer to a new stadium in Prince William County after the board of supervisors there declined to put a decision on stadium funding in the hands of voters.

The proposal from Supervisor Pete Candland, R-Gainesville, to put $35 million in bond funding to a referendum failed 4-4 on Tuesday. Candland introduced a similar motion in April, which also failed 4-4.

The supervisors will now vote on stadium financing in July. The P-Nats, a Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, have been playing in Woodbridge’s Pfitzner Stadium since 1984. Minor League Baseball says the stadium is dated, and has given owner Art Silber until the end of the 2018 season to either improve it or identify a new stadium in which to play.

The P-Nats have identified a new stadium: a 4,600-seat venue to be built on 25 acres at The JBG Cos.’ Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge.

Under the terms of a nonbinding letter of intent signed in February, the county will issue…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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