Fans of the Potomac Nationals have long felt as though they were in the wilderness.
The Class A minor league team has played at the G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge for decades, and the metal seats, poor sight lines and lack of food vendors have sometimes rankled fans. The team has searched for a new location since the 1990s, and it often seemed that no deal was in sight.
Now, the team is close to building a $25 million stadium in Prince William County. County officials are united behind the idea for an about 5,000-seat stadium as part of the Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, just off Interstate 95 in Woodbridge. They are pitching the new development as a win-win, especially because the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to build a $15 million, 1,000-space commuter parking lot. The project’s developer, District-based Roadside, plans to kick in $30 million for site work.