Boycott The Flying Squirrels and Businesses Which Support a Baseball Stadium in Shockoe Bottom!

Posted: February 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
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While recognizing the limited efficacy of both consumer boycotts and petitions, we hope you will check out the new Petition which pledges to Boycott the Richmond Squirrels and supporting businesses if Mayor Jones’ plan to desecrate Shockoe Bottom with a Baseball Stadium is pursued. In this case, the economics of the plan are the major goal of the capitalists and developers behind the proposal. We aren’t asking for them to change their hearts, we are promising to hurt them where they care – their wallets. Please check out the link below, and sign, share, and get involved in the many other actions taking place to prevent a baseball stadium from being paid for with public money on historical ground.


We, the undersigned, stand in opposition to the Mayor’s Shockoe stadium proposal. There are many reasons to oppose a stadium in Shockoe Bottom: the questionable finances of the developers’ plan, parking, traffic, leaving the best and most accessible site for baseball in the city and disrespecting the incredible history of what once was the largest slave-trading district north of New Orleans. Some of us are county residents who do not want to travel into the Bottom for a baseball game.

As long as the Shockoe stadium proposal is still a threat, from this point forward we promise to boycott the Flying Squirrels’ baseball games and other supporting businesses. This is not something we take lightly- many of us like the Flying Squirrels and recognize the harmful economic effect that this boycott will have. However, with the Mayor and proponents not allowing a referendum or citizens’ vote on the Shockoe stadium proposal, and in effect muting our political voice, we have decided it is time to exercise our economic voice.

Sign the petition “Mayor Dwight Jones: We Are Boycotting Flying Squirrels/Shockoe Stadium Proposal” on

It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:

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