But it’s getting pretty close. The Loudoun Hounds baseball stadium, originally planned for the Kincora development at the southwest corner of the intersection of Routes 7 and 28, then moved west to the One Loudoun site, may be going into the bottom of its ninth inning. The Loudoun County circuit court granted VIP Baseball’s lawyers’ request to be allowed to drop their client, which hasn’t been able to pay them in recent weeks. A corporation cannot represent itself in Virginia, so this may be the end. VIP has been in litigation with One Loudoun for some time. Trial is set for October. If VIP can’t find new counsel by then, or loses the case, then Yogi Berra’s famous tautology will be fulfilled: it will be over.
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs has released its 2015 schedule, formalizing what everyone in Loudoun County already knew: There will be no “Loudoun Hounds” baseball team joining the Atlantic League until 2016 at the soonest.
In 2010 the club announced it would take the field in 2012. Since then, a proposed stadium site was moved from Kincora to One Loudoun, opening days have come and gone, and last month the Edelman Financial Field stadium deal was pronounced dead.
A photo-op groundbreaking ceremony was held at the proposed stadium site in June 2013, and since that time Hounds ownership claimed work was “ongoing” – but as of late October 2014, whatever “work” has been done gives no visible evidence of any future stadium at the site.
While the future prospects of the baseball team and stadium are in litigation, the Hounds’ mascot “Fetch” has not been seen in Loudoun County for many months. Sightings are occasionally reported in other locales: Whenever such reports can be confirmed, we will inform our readers.