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Saturday, December 01, 2012

WaPo: A baseball-soccer stadium suddenly shifts location in Loudoun

Business is business, even at the indy-ball level:

When Loudoun County agreed in 2009, after much study and negotiation, to allow a minor league baseball stadium to be built, it was carefully situated along Route 28 in Ashburn near the intersection with Route 7. No neighborhoods too close, part of a gradual mixed-use development, general acceptance all around.

Suddenly in October, the planned Loudoun Hounds baseball team shifted their proposed stadium location about a mile west, to the corner of Loudoun County Parkway and Route 7, now six-tenths of a mile from several large Ashburn neighborhoods. The residents were stunned. Fearful of the traffic, the noise, the lights and many other effects of a new stadium in their midst, they are rapidly organizing opposition to placing a 5,500-seat ballpark, with room for another 4,500 standing, in the nascent One Loudoun office-retail-entertainment development. They’re calling themselves “No Stadium on 7.”

HT to Lisa Winston.

Mike Emeigh Posted: December 01, 2012 at 11:48 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Millon deFloss Posted: December 01, 2012 at 12:09 PM (#4314015)
Yep, just what we need here in eastern Loudoun - more traffic and congestion.
   2. The District Attorney Posted: December 01, 2012 at 12:34 PM (#4314029)
Is baseball-soccer like BASEketball?
   3. Leroy Kincaid Posted: December 01, 2012 at 12:44 PM (#4314033)
Is that some cockney phonetic spelling?
   4. OsunaSakata Posted: December 01, 2012 at 04:41 PM (#4314127)
   5. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: December 02, 2012 at 08:06 AM (#4314451)
They’re calling themselves “No Stadium on 7.”

Yep, just what we need here in eastern Loudoun - more traffic and congestion.


Why is it that when anybody wants to build anything, the locals treat it as if it were a combination strip joint/anthrax factory? I mean, it's a ballpark. They play baseball in ballparks. This is a good thing, yes?

   6. Flynn Posted: December 02, 2012 at 08:22 AM (#4314452)
What locals? Most people in Loudon county are like the 'native Hawaiians' in South Park.
   7. bfan Posted: December 02, 2012 at 10:11 AM (#4314475)
he locals treat it as if it were a combination strip joint/anthrax factory? I mean, it's a ballpark.


My experience with NIMBY's is that their desire for no change is universal and all-encompassing; they would claim a nunnery would have too much potential for night-time noise and attraction of undesirables into the neighborhood.
   8. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: December 02, 2012 at 10:28 AM (#4314488)
i agree, bfan - drives me nuts. isn't this what blocked (recently approved) expansion of the metro into the county?
having said that, their traffic does suck.
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 02, 2012 at 12:29 PM (#4314537)
Well there's certainly no way that expanding public transportation into an area would have a positive impact on whether the traffic sucks.
   10. McCoy Posted: December 02, 2012 at 01:00 PM (#4314549)
Either way traffic would suck. Too many people living in too small of a space. You're not going to take the metro to go to McDonalds.

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