The proposed stadium at One Loudoun that would serve as home field for professional baseball and soccer teams goes to a public hearing before the Loudoun Planning Commission today, and both supporters and opponents plan to express themselves.
One Loudoun developers Miller & Smith and North American Sekisui House LLC requested the land use changes to permit 5,500-seat stadium at Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway after delays at the Kincora development to the east forced the Hounds to consider alternatives. The team once had hoped to start play in 2012, but now is targeting a 2014 start.
Some residents who live near the proposed stadium site, particularly those in Potomac Green have formed an opposition group called No Stadium on Route 7, the members of which plan to speak at the hearing, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Loudoun County Government Center.
The Hounds have called for a 4:45 p.m. rally in support of the stadium ahead of the hearing.
If approved, a new Northern American Soccer League team called Virginia Cavalry FC will also play at the ballpark.