InsideNOVA is first to report that the proposed new stadium for the Potomac Nationals in Woodbridge would include a VDOT commuter parking lot. This is a great idea to incorporate that into the plans and would more than make up for the parking spaces lost at Potomac Mills as a result of its expansion. We’ll keep our eye on the final details of this agreement, however, to ensure that the taxpayers aren’t put on the hook for the cost of building the stadium.
Now, let’s hop in Virtucon’s “Wayback Machine” that we borrowed from Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman and return to last fall’s campaign for Woodbridge Supervisor between incumbent Frank “The Clown Prince Of Woodbridge” Principi and challenger Chris Royse.
The issue of building a new stadium in eastern PWC was raised during a debate between the two at Potomac Club. While Royse was supportive of the move and the economic development potential and job creation that it would bring to Woodbridge, Principi came out squarely against it and dismissed this by saying, “We don’t need hot dog jobs.” Well, that’s easy for someone to say who was hired to wind down a business and then got the government to bail him out so he could instead continue running it and pay himself a nice salary, but most people aren’t in that position.
Remember this when Principi goes rushing before the reporters to claim credit for this — he opposed this, he fought this and he derided this as “hot dog jobs.” So, who’s the real “Woodbridge Wiener” then?