Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Scores turnout at Farmwell Station Middle School to express their views on proposed professional sports stadium.
A proposal to permit a 5,500-seat ballpark in One Loudoun that would double as the home for both professional baseball and soccer teams is set for an April 3 vote by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Dozens of speakers and observers attended a public hearing Monday night at Farmwell Station Middle School to voice their support or concerns. Transportation and noise remained top concerns not just because of games, but also because of the 17 concerts that would be permitted each year, under the current proposal. One concern raised by supervisors were additional changes to the One Loudoun project that appeared to be only tangentially related to the stadium. “I feel a little taken advantage of in the process,” said County Chairman Scott …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Opponents are not buying assertions that Loudoun professional sports rely on a ballpark at the development.
As the Loudoun Planning Commission wades through a proposal to permit a 5,500-seat stadium in the One Loudoun development, the case supporters appear to be developing is that Loudoun could miss its opportunity to land two professionals sports teams. Opponents of the ballpark aren't buying it. Those against the park – whose concerns include noise, lights, traffic and the loss of planned office space – turned out along with supporters for a public hearing Tuesday night in Leesburg. Comments were pretty evenly divided. Opponents included residents of the Potomac Green and Ashbrook communities, and those concerns about the Blue Heron rookery nearby; but there were also supporters from Potomac Green. Supporters primarily included baseball and …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Leesburg teen names professional soccer team that plans to start at proposed One Loudoun stadium in Ashburn in 2014.
And the winner is ... Virginia Cavalry FC! VIP-Loudoun Professional Soccer LLC, the local group that won the right to build a North American Soccer League professional team in Loudoun, unveiled the team’s name during an event Wednesday at Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling. With big-screen TVs at the restaurant airing the U.S. Men’s National Team’s qualifier against Honduras, about 200 soccer fans were in attendance to learn that the ownership team would had selected Virginia Cavalry FC, chosen from among nearly 2,000 suggestions from future fans. The team credited 14-year-old Connor Rouch, of Leesburg, with thinking up the name. He was awarded tickets to the inaugural Cavalry game in 2014 as well as an official home jersey. Chris Kirkendall…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The professional soccer team that will share a ballpark with the Loudoun Hounds allowed local residents to help pick the name and logo.
NASL Virginia plans to release the name and logo of Northern Virginia's professional soccer franchise at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 6 at Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling The announcement coincides with a viewing party of the U.S. Men's National Team's qualifier versus Honduras. The game begins at 3:30 p.m., with the unveiling set for halftime, around 5:45 p.m. NBC Sports personality Russ Thaler will serve as host, and D.C. United greats John Harkes and Mark Simpson plan to attend. The North American Soccer League franchise will kick off in 2014, playing in the Loudoun Hounds' baseball park, currently proposed at One Loudoun. Visit NASLVirginia.com for details.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The new website comes as partners await necessary land-use decisions from Loudoun.
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 …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Fans are invited to get involved by helping name the new team, which plans to play at a stadium at One Loudoun.
As last week’s election weighed heavy on the minds of many in Loudoun, and across the county, soccer enthusiasts here redirected their focus as several partners gathered in Leesburg to celebrate the North American Soccer League’s planned expansion with a county-based team. The news first came shortly before the Loudoun Hounds announced plans to move the team’s proposed baseball stadium, which the NASL team plans to share, from Kincora to One Loudoun. That stadium must still win land use approvals. “The NASL has a long and glorious tradition as a quality professional league and we are proud to join them in 2014,” said Bob Farren, chairman and founder of VIP Sports & Entertainment, the entity bringing the Hounds to Loudoun, in a press …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Visit the FC Rangers' website.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Falcons grab soccer victory but fall to Raiders softball.
The rain finally let up enough Friday for the local high schools to do something it seemed they hadn't done much the last couple of weeks – play some games. With the Ashburn schools taking part in at least eight different contests, Patch sports shot pictures of two great Briar Woods games against the Loudoun County Raiders. The Falcon softball team lost a tough pitcher's duel to LoCo. Macy Jones' struck out 13 batters and held the Raiders to just one run. But the Falcons could never get their offense on track and lost by the final score of 1-0. The Falcon boys soccer team notched its first victory of the season with a 2-0 win over LoCo. Mike Venkat got the Falcons on the board with a first half strike, and Dave Behrendt put the game out of…