Negotiations Between Hagerstown Suns and City are at Stalemate

Published 03/05 2014 06:57PM

Updated 03/06 2014 08:48AM

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - As the 2014 baseball season gets underway negotiations between the Hagerstown Suns and the city are at a deadlock.

"They went in a direction of making changes in the 2014 season of this year," said Don Munson with the Hagerstown City Council.

Suns Minority Owner Tony Dahbura said they've agreed to pay a lump sum of $50,000 for two additional years.

However a sticking point arose when some council members asked the team to pay $25,000 for this upcoming season. 

It’s a fee that has been a dollar per year up to this point to play at the Municipal Stadium. 

"I think it's a mistake. I disagree with my colleagues because the '14 season budget for the Suns is already set. It begins soon and they can't make a whole sale change to the '14 season now," said Munson.

While negotiations are in process with the city, Dahbura is optimistic an agreement will be worked out.

"We need business in Hagerstown and we need amenities. The Suns are both and we want it to stay here if we can, and we want to work this out," said Dahbura.

WHAG will let you know if there are any new developments between the team and the city, as negotiations continue. 

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