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Baseball-softball tournament firm buys site once intended for Virginia slavery museum


FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia — Undeveloped land that was once the planned site of a slavery museum and later a minor league baseball stadium in Fredericksburg has been sold.

The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1AKYXcC) reports a deed filed last week in Fredericksburg Circuit Court shows a subsidiary of Diamond Nation paid $400,000 for the 38 acres.

The property was owned by the U.S. National Slavery Museum, which failed to pay city real estate taxes.

Financing for a baseball stadium at the site fell through last fall. The investors had included principals of the Hagerstown Suns and Diamond Nation.

It wasn't clear what Diamond Nation plans to do with the land. A message left with President Keith Dilgard wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.

Diamond Nation hosts baseball and softball tournaments at a complex in Flemington, New Jersey.

Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/

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