The planned minor league baseball Loudoun Hounds and an as-yet-unnamed North American Soccer League team both plan to kick off their inaugural seasons in 2014 at a stadium that technically has no home. And a new website by the group No Stadium on Route 7 aims to stop the move of the stadium the teams plans to share from Kincora to One Loudoun.
Delays at the Kincora site led the owners of the Hounds to the move the stadium to One Loudoun, but that move requires land use approvals from the Loudoun Board of Supervisors. The board recently agreed to expedite the land use review to keep the stadium on track.
The website (http://nostadiumon7.org/) describes No Stadium on Route 7 as a group of Democrats, Republicans and Independents who oppose the move to One Loudoun based on a series of concerns, including noise, traffic, safety and the expedited process.
As currently depicted, the stadium would be located at the corner of Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway, serving as a corner anchor for One Loudoun’s commercial area.
The stadium owners also hope to win state permission to charge a tax on stadium patrons that would help fund construction. If approved, the stadium would join the Alamo Cinema Drafthouse, which is now under construction at One Loudoun.