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NATS PARK’S KEY PLAYERS
NATS PARK’S KEY PLAYERS
A few of the people chiefly responsible for bringingthe Nationals’ stadium into being:
Lew guided the stadium project through its most critical phases and made several key decisions — for example, he chose HOK as the architect and Clark as the builder — that kept construction on time and under the D.C. Council’s cost cap.
Former mayor of the District of Columbia
It was Williams‘ decision to put together a package to lure the Expos from Montreal that included a new ballpark for the franchise. And it was his decision to place the ballpark in a once-downtrodden neighborhood near the Anacostia River in Southeast.
D.C. Council member for Ward 2, chairman of the finance committee
Evans had pushed for the return of baseball to D.C. for more than a decade. He was the chief architect of the stadium financing plan and instrumental in gaining the support of the business community. He also helped gather the necessary votes on the council to approve the project.
Partner, Vinson & Elkins law firm. Former chairman, D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission
Tuohey was the city’s lead negotiator in talks with Major League Baseball to lure baseball back to D.C. and for the lease for the ballpark.
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