With the enactment of the Economic Development – Maryland Stadium Authority – Hagerstown Multi–Use Sports and Events Facility legislation in October 2021, the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) is authorized to issue up to $59.5 million in bonds to finance the acquisition, design, construction and related expenses to construct the facility. Additionally, Maryland Governor Hogan’s supplemental budget provided $8.5 million dollars towards this effort, while the General Assembly designated another $1.5 million in the fy2023 Capital Budget for the project.
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 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.
Request for Proposals for the Design-Build of the facility will be advertised in September 2021.
Upon MSA’s completion of the design and subsequent construction process, the facility will be owned and operated by the Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation (CHIEF).
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Gary McGuigan, Executive Vice President, Capital Projects Development Group
Al Tyler, Vice President, Capital Projects Development Group
Cedric Lowe, Project Manager, Capital Projects Development Group