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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — When it comes to bringing a ballpark to Wilmington, everyone has an opinion, but there are two particular groups that are not shy about voicing theirs.

WWAY had two guests confirmed to join Ashley Jacobs on “Good Morning Carolina” today for a live debate on the issue, but a representative from a pro-ballpark group backed out.

Chuck Kuebler from Port City Baseball agreed to talk about why he thinks a publicly-funded stadium is a good idea for Wilmington. However, he later contacted WWAY to say he would not be willing to come on our show. Kuebler said the group could not talk, but would not explain why.

Instead of the debate that was planned, Josh Fulton, a Wilmingtonian against a publicly-funded stadium, had the floor to himself.

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66 Comments on "Ballpark opponent states his case after proponent backs out of on-air debate"

2015 years 8 months ago

Be original as well as sane

2015 years 8 months ago

See the future of Wilmington,unveiled and whether PRO or CON show and see,as way too much inuendo out there!
Stadium and Braves for progression.

2015 years 8 months ago

Yes quite sane and if you see the plan on May 29th you will be impressed.The problem is that people think City Council amd Mayor all getting rich on thos and that is not true.
The winners are the Area,County,and City residents as this stadium and Team will be the best thing in our area the past 25 years.I give City guts for pursuing after County backed out,and I have lost alot of respect for County for showing no support,pointing fingers like little children they look silly..

2015 years 8 months ago

I think it speaks volumes that one side backed out of the debate. What does he have to hide?

2015 years 8 months ago

from all of those street entertainers who can panhandle?

That was certainly an unsound decision by the Council.

But then, perhaps a portion of the funds required to pay the city’s 90% portion of the debt will come from licensing fees for the street entertainers.

No doubt the city will have to hire someone to walk the streets and collect the license fees from the entertainers.

All cash; make it a 3 day, renewable license, yeah, another source of revenue for the city to use in paying its portion of the stadium debt service.


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