The City Engineer, Rodney Tissue, told residents that it's "by far the worst stadium in the South-Atlantic League."
He says, "It's good to play ball in, but you won't see Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball played here. It just does not meet their standards anymore."
Some of the problems include the outfield that's 40 feet shorter than most other ballpark's in the minor leagues, and a hump in the left field. Still, some residents don't see why a change in venue is necessary.
Julie Rivett lives right by where the new downtown stadium is proposed to be built. She says, "I don't think that there's anything bad enough to constitute moving of a historical stadium of this magnitude."
City officials have said a new downtown stadium is necessary to revitalize, redevelop, and keep the Suns.
"The existing stadium is obsolete compared to many of the other stadiums that the club plays in the South-Atlantic League," Tissue says, "so you have a lot of the fan amenities that are missing here that you have at other stadiums."
A new multi-use facility that's proposed to be built on Summit Ave. and Baltimore St. would allow for other events like concerts, and even wedding receptions.
Though the city has secured some funds, some are worried about their tax dollars.
The President of the Hagerstown Tea Party, Don Hineman, says, "We feel that tax money should not be used. If they want to do it, the owners of the Suns and the Washington Nationals should be the ones to pay for the stadium."
Rivett says in support of the current stadium, "You can't touch and change where that home plate was."
Though many don't want to see City Stadium go, officials say no Minor League Baseball team will play there long-term.