Va. slavery museum site sold to baseball tournament firm

Artifacts contributed to his National Slavery Museum (WAVY/Chris Omahen)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — 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 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.

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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.

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