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Lower-cost stadium plan pitched in Hagerstown

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 12:28pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The minor league Hagerstown Suns are pitching a cheaper alternative to a downtown stadium plan that got trashed by city voters.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown ( http://bit.ly/VVB7G0) reports that Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn outlined plans on Tuesday for a stadium costing $21 million to $22 million. That's about $15 million less than before. And it would still depend on the state funding about one-third of the cost.

Quinn isn't insisting on a downtown location. But he says it can't be built on the site of 82-year-old Municipal Stadium, the team's current home.

Former Mayor Robert Bruchey was defeated in November after pushing the downtown project.

New Mayor David Gysberts (GUYS'-berts) says he aims to keep the Suns in town.

The Suns are a Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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