Council reaffirms support for the lease and approves construction contract for Cost Cap Stadium by a vote of 9-4. No date announced for sale of team by MLB .
"This is a huge step forward...It's a huge victory for the city. After months and months of debate we now can move forward, and this will be the beginning of some very important times." (Mark Tuohey, chairman D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, via Washington Times, 3/08/2006)
Frank looking forward to a new owner, mostly because he's hoping that will mean the end of Bowden in Washington:
"We're anxious to get ownership named and get a new ballpark, so we can feel what I call 'whole' as a franchise." (Frank Robinson, via Washington Post, 3/08/2006)