On Friday, Potomac Local reported that Prince William County was denied one of two grant applications it sought to fund a new parking garage for the proposed Potomac Nationals baseball stadium.
The taxpayer funded stadium project, which is expected to cost roughly $72 million dollars, is a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars and has been condemned by Americans for Prosperity.
Despite the initial blow, pro-stadium officials on the Board of Supervisors remain hopeful that the garage will instead receive funding through a state program called “Smart Scale.”
Reflecting on the news, Americans for Prosperity’s Northern Virginia Director, Tyler Muench, stated the development was “welcome news for taxpayers.”
“We are pleased that the Virginia Transportation Opportunity Fund denied Prince William County’s request for funding. Do not be fooled by crony politicians, this project is taxpayer funded and relies on funding from Virginian taxpayers. County Supervisors pushing for state funding for the stadium’s parking garage are behaving in a deceitful manner by stating the garage is for commuters. It is obvious that the garage is a gift for the Potomac Nationals. If the Potomac Nationals want a new stadium and parking garage they should pay for it themselves, instead of asking taxpayers for a handout.”