Everyone's now reporting that the ownership group led by DC-area developer Theodore Lerner has officially been picked
as the owners of the Nationals. I will be very interested to see if this man--who already has two office building projects
in Near Southeast (20 M
and 1000 South Capitol
)--moves quickly to make any changes to the plans for the new stadium
or gets involved in the plans for the surrounding Ballpark District
development. As for what it means for the team on the field, that's for other folks to digest :-).
seems to throw a bit of cold water on the notion that the Lerners will come in and start tossing around money to help with the stadium: "But the new owners said they do not anticipate contributing additional money toward the ballpark. 'We have to get in there and figure out what is in and what is out, but we believe the project can be done for the budget that is set,' Mark Lerner said in an interview. 'It's part of the building business. We do it all the time.' "