Media Advisory: Hagerstown Multi–Use Sports and Events Facility Ceremonial Groundbreaking



For Immediate Release

Hagerstown Multi–Use Sports and Events Facility Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Maryland Governor Hogan, state, county, city, community leaders and project stakeholders will gather for the groundbreaking of the Hagerstown Multi–Use Sports and Events Facility to be  constructed by the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA).

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

100 Summit Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740, USA, (near the Herald-Mail building)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan,
MSA Chairman, Thomas Kelso,
Frank Boulton, Atlantic League,
Howard “Blackie” Bowen, Downtown Baseball, LLC,
David Trone, U.S. Representative, 6th Congressional District, 
State, county, city, community leaders, project stakeholders and distinguished guests                                     

Hagerstown Multi–Use Sports and Events Facility – Background

In 2021, legislation was successfully advanced through the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by Maryland Governor Hogan that allows the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) to issue bonds to finance and construct the Hagerstown Multi–Use Sports and Events Facility to be owned and operated by the Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation (CHIEF) and leased by an Atlantic League team.

With the various agreements completed, design-build services contracts awarded and the necessary properties acquired, we invite you to join Governor Hogan for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Hagerstown Multi-Use Sports and Events Facility on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:00 p.m. at 100 Summit Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740, USA.

In addition to serving as the home of a new team in the Atlantic League, the facility will be designed to host other sports, cultural, and community events. City, county and state officials with the Downtown Baseball, LLC ownership group believe the facility will be a catalyst for downtown revitalization, and inspire further economic development and tourism for Washington County and western Maryland.

The MSA was established over 35 years ago and managed the construction and design of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the world-class facility in Major League Baseball that inspired urban revitalization across the nation and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary season. Additional Minor League Baseball facilities constructed by MSA include Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium (2002) and Regency Furniture Stadium (2008).

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