Ballpark accord reachedThe press conference is apparently over. WTOP's coverage wasn't so good, and they couldn't cover the thing live, due to a last minute change in venue. Cropp and Williams have reached and agreement, and have talked by conference call with MLB, who have apparently signed off on the deal as well.
Here's what WTOP had to say:
- The ability to cover half the construction costs with private financing.
- Liability evenly divided between MLB and the city if there are overuns. This will be done through an insurance policy, where MLB and the city will split the payments.
Now, as long as this actually passes through city council tonight without any last-minute machinations, we can get back to baseball.