After county officials and local developers announced yesterday that the new Potomac Nationals stadium would be built at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, readers expressed concern that the 6,000 to 7,000 seat stadium and 1,000 space parking garage would decrease quality of life in the area by adding to the noise and traffic in the area.
"If I had known this was in the works I would not have bought my condo in Potomac Club - I was tying [sic] to get away from the weekly noise of the fireworks which shook my home in Westridge and scared my animals," Joyce Pieritz commented. "Now I'll probably not be able to sell my condo because of stdium [sic] noise and traffic. Bad placement."
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Commenter Marie Terry wondered how the new stadium might affect Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (formally Potomac Hospital) operations.
"I also notice on a daily basis that the hospitals medivac flys [sic] directly over the path of the proposed stadium location. I wonder what impact this would have on the medivac's flight path. Lots of things to discuss and work out before they decide if this is the right place for the stadium. A great place would have been on the other side of 95 where they are building the new museum!" Terry suggested in the comments of the preview story for the July 17 press conference announcing the construction of the stadium.
Do you agree with Pieritz or Terry? Do you have a different concern? Are you happy about the new stadium's construction? Leave a comment. We will pass on any questions, comments, and concerns to Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi.