A Request For Interest & Qualifications (RFI) was advertised in September 2013 for a youth baseball tournament facility and additional athletic facilities at Princess Anne Commons. The City received four proposals in response to the RFI.
Virginia Beach Professional Baseball, LLC (VBPB) Proposal
Stadium rendering provided by VBPB
Stadium and Commercial Space
VBPB to construct 5,000 seat stadium with 2,000 berm seats as well as a 60,000 square foot commercial building
Youth Baseball Complex
VBPB to develop 13 lighted diamond fields (10 with artificial turf)
Princess Anne Athletic Complex Expansion
VBPB to develop four new lighted softball fields for public use
In January 2014, staff recommended that City Council lease property to VBPB at Princess Anne Commons to construct and operate the stadium/commercial space and youth tournament complex, and to construct the softball fields at Princess Anne Athletic Complex as described above. City Council was briefed on the project on February 4, 2014 (see video below or view presentation PDF
) and voted on February 11, 2014 to approve the lease to VBPB.
City Council Briefing - February 4, 2014
VBPB must submit a Conditional Use Permit application for the new facilities to the Planning Commission and City Council. If the Conditional Use Permit is granted, construction plans for the stadium/commercial space, youth tournament complex and softball fields will be submitted to and reviewed by the Planning Department/Development Services Center in Spring 2014. View the proposed site plan
. If approved, construction is expected to start by Summer 2014 with an anticipated season opening for the facility in Spring 2015.