Richmond mayor unveils baseball stadium plan
Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones unveiled plans for a $200 million development that includes a minorleague baseball stadium.
Mr. Jones said during a Monday news conference that the Shockhoe Bottom development also would include a slavery and freedom heritage site. At least $30 million will be raised for this project.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that protesters heckled Mr. Jones during his announcement.
The project has drawn criticism for the stadium’s potential impact on a nearby slave burial ground and the history of the slave trade in Shockhoe Bottom.
Mr. Jones said the proposed development would create 400 jobs, along with 1,000 construction jobs.
The new stadium would be the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ home.