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Waiting In Right Field: VBSA Provides Backup For Expos
Published October 8, 2004
While the Expos’ relocation to DC remains contingent on a number of issues, the Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority (VBSA) on Thursday released a statement saying it will remain in existence indefinitely and will remain available if MLB finds it necessary to seek other options for the Expos (VBSA). VBSA Chair KEITH FREDERICK: “You never know what might happen. There is time to come back to us with a (memorandum of understanding) if there’s a need to.” In DC, Eric Fisher reports VBSA’s Reston, VA-based HQs “will remain open and fully staffed” and will continue to be led by Exec Dir GABE PAUL JR. The VBSA was “slated a month ago to run out of money by December,” but is now projecting a year-end surplus, “due mostly to the elimination of the need to keep developing plans for a ballpark in Loudoun County” (WASHINGTON TIMES, 10/8).