FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Monday, July 9th, 2018
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Potomac Nationals and Mary Washington Healthcare Announce First Founding Partnership for Fredericksburg Stadium Project
Woodbridge, VA—The Potomac Nationals, minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are proud to announce that they have entered into a ten-year partnership with Mary Washington Healthcare for their new baseball stadium to be built in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This follows the City of Fredericksburg’s announcement on June 26th that it will consider entering into a letter of intent with the Potomac Nationals to help provide funds for a 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium to be built in Celebrate Virginia South. Pending a vote on the letter of intent and an additional review period with the City, the stadium is scheduled to open in April 2020.
The partnership with Mary Washington Healthcare, which is a not-for-profit regional system of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services, represents the first “Founding Partnership” agreement for the new stadium project. P-Nats Chairman and CEO Art Silber stated, “We are thrilled to have a partnership with the leading healthcare provider in the region, a bedrock member of the Fredericksburg community. This relationship will provide tremendous benefits for both parties and the community.” While the partnership will be further detailed as development plans for the stadium are refined in the coming months, Mary Washington Healthcare will enjoy numerous key benefits, for example, opportunities for its Associates to attend games and use stadium facilities, programs to support the Mary Washington Healthcare Foundation, and a prominent presence at the ballpark itself including a designated family area.
“We are excited to be the first Founding Partner for the P-Nats, as they eye a move to Fredericksburg. We are discussing with the Silber family many ways in which our partnership can contribute to the overall strength and health of our community,” said Eric Fletcher, Senior Vice President, Mary Washington Healthcare.
Silber added that “This arrangement – the first major partnership we’ve announced — exemplifies the tremendous support we’ve already received from the greater Fredericksburg area for the new stadium. We are really overwhelmed by the support from the community, and feel honored to have the opportunity to become a part of the fabric of the Fredericksburg region.”
The P-Nats are actively engaged in discussions with other major businesses in the region to partner with them on naming rights for the stadium, naming rights for its planned 300-seat club facility, along with additional Founding Partnerships. The team is also actively pursuing agreements for the 13 suites that are planned for the ballpark. More details and descriptions of the ballpark plan are available at www.fredericksburgbaseball.com.
Businesses interested in discussing partnership opportunities should contact team President Lani Silber Weiss (email@example.com or 703-590-2311) or the team’s General Manager of Sales Bryan Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-590-2311).
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. Sponsorship opportunities for the P-Nats’ 2018 season and beyond are available, as well as all-inclusive corporate picnic outings to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. 2018 Potomac Nationals season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2018 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, picnic packages, fundraisers, and all things Red, White, and Blue, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com, follow the P-Nats on Facebook (@PotomacNationals), Twitter (@PNats42), and Instagram (@pnats42), or call the Potomac Nationals’ Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office at 703-590-2311.
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through more than 40 facilities and services including Mary Washington Hospital, a 451-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, please visit www.MaryWashingtonHealthcare.com.