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Judge tosses Richmond stadium funding lawsuit weeks after city council approved $170 million for project

Diamond District Plans
Posted at 5:15 PM, Jun 07, 2024

RICHMOND, Va. -- A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the City of Richmond over the financing of a new baseball stadium.

Local activist Paul Goldman filed the lawsuit last month after Richmond City Council voted to approve $170 million in bonds for the new stadium, which would replace the Diamond.

Goldman said he does not believe the city followed the law on giving citizens the required time to gather signatures for a bond referendum.

But the city's attorney said they followed all laws throughout the process and that Goldman's claims were without merit.

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New Richmond baseball stadium moves closer to reality

Jake Burns
4:24 PM, May 08, 2024

Mayor Levar Stoney previously said the new stadium project would be the biggest development deal in the city's history.

“We are full speed ahead on delivering a world-class baseball stadium and an exciting new neighborhood for ALL to enjoy. The Flying Squirrels are here to stay in Richmond,” Stoney said after the lawsuit was dismissed.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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