- Dec 2, 2012
Unclear if there will be a Flying Squirrels next yearhttps://richmondbizsense.com/2020/0...te-coliseum-area-is-focus-of-meeting-tonight/
According to this, the new Richmond baseball field will NOT be part of the VCU athletic village, because VCU could not get every facility in to the AV they wanted along with the new baseball field.
"Mark Olinger, the city’s director of planning and development review, said recent discussions made clear that the athletics village would not be able to accommodate a baseball stadium.
Olinger, who has been leading the Richmond 300 effort, said VCU’s plans for the complex, which would include indoor and outdoor tennis courts and other sports facilities, “became very difficult for the ball diamond to fit into and make all of the other items work.” In light of that, the plan now envisions the new stadium to be built among mixed-use development on the west side of Hermitage."
Left unanswered, as far as I could tell, was if VCU was still going to buld the stadium and lease it out to the Flying Squirells.