Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority Closes Northern Virginia Office

Executive Director Gabe Paul, Jr. to Form

Sports Business Consulting Firm



Jun 02, 2005, 01:00 ET from Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority

    MCLEAN, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virginia Baseball Stadium
 Authority today voted to close its Northern Virginia office at the end of
 June, bringing a formal end to Virginia's 13-year effort to attract Major
 League Baseball to a Virginia site within greater Washington.
     "This is a bittersweet moment," said authority Chairman Keith Frederick.
 "I think we can go away holding our heads high that we put forth a viable
 plan, a fiscally responsible plan that would have brought long-term financial
 health and strength to the Washington Nationals franchise."
     "In the end," said Frederick, "baseball is in the region and I think we
 are all very happy to have the Washington Nationals here."
     At the conclusion of the meeting, Authority Executive Director Gabe Paul,
 Jr. announced formation of his new venture, The Capital Sports Consulting
 Group.  The group will provide services on all aspects of sports business and
 stadium and arena operations.
     "Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with some of the best
 talent in the business of sports and facilities management," said Gabe Paul.
 "Many of these professionals are able to provide their services on a project-
 by-project basis.  The Capital Sports Consulting Group will coordinate their
 expertise to meet our clients' needs in the most cost-effective way.  Having
 negotiated from both sides of the table, I have a unique perspective on the
 business of sports and know what it takes to run a successful sports
 franchise."
     Gabe Paul, Jr. was recruited to be the Authority's first Executive
 Director after twenty-seven years as a vice president of the Milwaukee
 Brewers.  His father, Gabe Paul, Sr., was president of the Indians, Reds and
 Yankees during his own storied career in baseball management, and Gabe, Jr.
 grew up literally among some of baseball's greatest heroes.
     "I am very thankful to the members of the Authority for giving me the
 opportunity to come to Virginia and work for the noble cause of returning
 Major League Baseball to the national capital area," said Gabe Paul, Jr.
 
 

SOURCE Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority
    MCLEAN, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virginia Baseball Stadium
 Authority today voted to close its Northern Virginia office at the end of
 June, bringing a formal end to Virginia's 13-year effort to attract Major
 League Baseball to a Virginia site within greater Washington.
     "This is a bittersweet moment," said authority Chairman Keith Frederick.
 "I think we can go away holding our heads high that we put forth a viable
 plan, a fiscally responsible plan that would have brought long-term financial
 health and strength to the Washington Nationals franchise."
     "In the end," said Frederick, "baseball is in the region and I think we
 are all very happy to have the Washington Nationals here."
     At the conclusion of the meeting, Authority Executive Director Gabe Paul,
 Jr. announced formation of his new venture, The Capital Sports Consulting
 Group.  The group will provide services on all aspects of sports business and
 stadium and arena operations.
     "Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with some of the best
 talent in the business of sports and facilities management," said Gabe Paul.
 "Many of these professionals are able to provide their services on a project-
 by-project basis.  The Capital Sports Consulting Group will coordinate their
 expertise to meet our clients' needs in the most cost-effective way.  Having
 negotiated from both sides of the table, I have a unique perspective on the
 business of sports and know what it takes to run a successful sports
 franchise."
     Gabe Paul, Jr. was recruited to be the Authority's first Executive
 Director after twenty-seven years as a vice president of the Milwaukee
 Brewers.  His father, Gabe Paul, Sr., was president of the Indians, Reds and
 Yankees during his own storied career in baseball management, and Gabe, Jr.
 grew up literally among some of baseball's greatest heroes.
     "I am very thankful to the members of the Authority for giving me the
 opportunity to come to Virginia and work for the noble cause of returning
 Major League Baseball to the national capital area," said Gabe Paul, Jr.
 
 SOURCE  Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority