Fredericksburg Baseball will hold a groundbreaking for the new home of the Potomac Nationals on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2-5 pm.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Fredericksburg Expo & Convention Center.
The event will include light refreshments, an outdoor groundbreaking ceremony and an indoor program, which will highlight the key players involved in bringing baseball to Fredericksburg.
The owners of the Potomac Nationals announced the move from Woodbridge to Fredericksburg after negotiations fell through for a new stadium in Prince William County.
“We are excited to take this next step towards opening our ballpark in April 2020,” team owners Art Silber, Lani Weiss and Seth Silber stated.
The P-Nat’s, a high Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, announced the proposal June 26 to privately finance the construction of the $35 million stadium in Fredericksburg, 37 miles from the team’s current home.
The team has been playing at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge since 1984 when the organization moved from Alexandria.