Mayor presents updated Shockoe Stadium plans

Posted at 12:57 PM, May 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-16 12:57:49-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Mayor’s office presented an updated look at the planned Shockoe Stadium during a Finance and Economic Development Committee meeting Thursday night.

Under the new plan, the stadium would sit on more land not yet acquired by the city, reported the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

“The shift seems to have been motivated in part by a desire to avoid triggering a federal review of historic resources,” Times-Dispatch reporter Graham Moomaw wrote. “A half block off Ambler Street that had been mapped for apartments will now be used as a parking lot that could serve both the Richmond Flying Squirrels stadium and the proposed slave heritage site at Lumpkin’s Jail.”

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