Nationals Park during Game 3 against the Cardinals (US Presswire)
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Mayor Gray says D.C. taxpayers will not pay for a retractable roof over Nationals Park, reports the Washington Post.
The Post reports that Washington Nationals owner Theodore N. Lerner pitched the idea to the mayor in a private meeting in July 2013.
The roof would cost $300 million. The park, which opened in 2008, cost taxpayers over $600 million.
According to the Post, the District owns the ballpark, and the Nationals pays $5.5 million a year for rent.
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