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New Ballpark to be Revealed at 2007 Hot Stove

January 11, 2007 - Carolina League (CarL) Potomac Nationals

WOODBRIDGE, VA- The agenda for the Potomac Nationals 12th annual Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Auction, which is to be held on Sunday, January 21st at the Hyatt Fair Lakes in Fairfax, Va., is heating up. Team Chairman and CEO, Art Silber will be addressing all of those in attendance regarding the plans for a new ballpark and will be unveiling the artist renderings. Because of this major announcement, the deadline to reserve a seat at the banquet has been extended to Tuesday, January 16th.

Silber's presentation will be centered on the $22.5 million stadium which has been proposed to replace the Nationals current home G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium. Those in attendance will get a first-hand look at the plans for the new facility and the amenities it will have to offer. Additionally, Silber will discuss the projected timeline as well as the plans to finance the project including the naming rights.

The silent auction will leadoff the festivities beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a seated dinner and program featuring keynote speaker Andy Dunn, Director of Minor League Baseball Operations for the Washington Nationals. Randy Knorr, manager of the Potomac Nationals, will also be a guest speaker at the event. Also scheduled to speak is Congressman Tom Davis and Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart.

Every year, the Potomac Nationals receive donations for the silent auction from minor league and major league baseball teams, NFL, NBA and MLS organizations and various Potomac Nationals sponsors. This year, proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the ziMS Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Washington Nationals' third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. The ziMS Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that has affected Zimmerman's mother.

Additionally, the banquet will recognize the Potomac Nationals Fan of the Year, and honor the Prince William County High School Baseball and Softball Players of the Year.

Tickets for the Hot Stove Banquet are available for $33 per person and only available in advance. To reserve your seat at the banquet, please call Jennifer Roccanti at (703) 590-2311 x 224 or e-mail jroccanti@potomacnationals.com no later than January 16, 2007.

Season tickets for the upcoming 2007 season are on sale now! For more information, call the Nationals ticket office at (703) 590-2311 x 215. The P-Nats kick off the 2007 season on the road against the Lynchburg Hillcats on April 5th and celebrate Opening Day at Pfitzner Stadium on April 9th against the Salem Avalanche.

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