Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce officials confirm that they are talking with the Richmond Flying Squirrels about building a new baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom.
Chamber officials said the conversation is moving away from a new stadium being a regional effort. Instead, they are talking with the team about a new stadium being an economic development project for the city.
Chamber President Kim Scheeler said Henrico and Chesterfield Counties have indicated they are not prepared to help finance a new stadium next to The Diamond along the Boulevard in Richmond.
Proposals for a Shockoe Bottom stadium have fizzled in years past, including a proposal by the Richmond Ballpark Initiative back before the former occupants of The Diamond, the AAA Richmond Braves, left for Georgia.
The Diamond is currently owned by the Richmond Metropolitan Authority. RMA officials told the Richmond Times-Dispatch they were unaware of any current discussions about a new stadium in Shockoe Bottom.
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