One Loudoun developer Miller & Smith and Loudoun Hounds owners VIP Sports have launched a website to promote the ballpark the two entities hope to build at the corner of Loudoun County Parkway and Route 7.
The 5,500-seat stadium would be home to the minor league Hounds professional baseball team as well as a new Northern American Soccer League team recently authorized in Loudoun.
Supporters and opponents of the move of the ballpark from Kincora, along Route 28 at Route 7, to One Loudoun. Opponents have raised concerns about noise, traffic and the loss of commercial space at One Loudoun, while supporters say the stadium would be a net positive for Loudoun. With www.OneLoudounBallPark.com, the partners in the project hope to keep the public informed.
“We are committed to being a good neighbor; this includes providing factual and current information to the whole community,” said Miller & Smith’s Bill May. “This website, along with extensive outreach, including community meetings, town halls and one-on-one get-togethers with neighbors, are all part of that effort.”
Besides baseball and soccer games, the operators of the park hope to allow a certain number of high school games and graduations as well as charitable events, concerts and other performing arts events.
One Loudoun was approved for 1,040 homes, 702,000 square feet of retail uses and three million square feet on office uses on 358 acres along Loudoun County Parkway. Homes and several commercial building are now under construction, including the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, expected to open next year.