FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A deal has been reached to build a minor league baseball stadium on the Fredericksburg property previously designated as the site of the U.S. National Slavery Museum.
The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/17GvmwY ) that the Hagerstown Suns, the Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, and Diamond Nation reached an agreement with the museum organization and its largest creditor to buy the 38 acres along Interstate 95.
The contract was signed 10 days before the slavery museum land was scheduled to be sold at public auction because of the organization's failure to pay city real estate taxes. Fredericksburg Treasurer Jim Haney says the auction will be postponed while details of the deal are finalized.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but the city will get the roughly $450,000 it is owed.
Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/
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