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Mayor to reveal Shockoe Bottom baseball stadium proposal Monday

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Sources tell NBC12 Mayor Dwight Jones is getting ready to make an announcement about building a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom Monday morning. We've learned the administration is planning a large event with city and business leaders to unveil a proposal years in the making.

Monday's presentation would end years of speculation as to where a stadium complex would be built in Richmond. City and business leaders, along with Richmond residents, have long debated the pros and cons of The Boulevard versus The Bottom.

It seems Mayor Dwight Jones has made up his mind and has gotten community business leaders on board. Monday, insiders say the rest of the city will get the presentation.

NBC12 broke that news to Richmond Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd "Parney" Parnell, who hadn't yet heard the update.

"That's just another positive step for us and our fans to get where we all wanted to go since the moment we came here, which is a new ballpark for everyone in the entire region to enjoy," he responded.

It is a positive step, but not a done deal. Since a stadium complex in The Bottom would require land deals, city council would have to sign off. Sources say at Monday night's council meeting, the mayor will introduce a resolution to get the process started. Then, two weeks later at the next meeting, the administration will go over several ordinances needed to make this proposal a reality.

"It's a much bigger project than just the Flying Squirrels and a much bigger project than just the ballpark no matter where it is--if it's going to be on The Boulevard or if it's in The Bottom or if it's on Mars.

Council members had asked for numbers on what a stadium would look like in both The Bottom and on The Boulevard. No word if those figures will be included in the presentation.

Last month, city council delayed a vote on a proposal to buy back The Diamond and surrounding land from the RMA. It is unclear if that move was related to Monday's presentation.

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