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

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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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Obviously you are not familiar with the Atlantic City area

Population for Wilmington has the same Ocean issue, however as one goes inland 45 minutes gets you to Philadelphia, along with the sizeable Jersy suburbs. Obviously you have no idea of the demographics.

Baseball will be good for Wilmington as long as no taxpayer guarantees or investment is required. There is no way baseball will work with almost no population to support it.

On the other hand lobbying for a casino would have a major effect on the local economy.

Atlantic City versus Wilmington

Wilmington 3 county area is 362,000 and Atlantic City is smaller,by abit from Wikopedia,
Quote,

Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, and an internationally renowned resort city for gambling, conventions and leisure. The city also served as the inspiration for the American version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is located on Absecon Island on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2010 United States Census[update], the city has a population of 39,558.[5][6] There were 274,549 people living in the Atlantic City–Hammonton Metropolitan Statistical Area as of the 2010 Census.[11]

Unquote.
Not fair comparison.

Yes I am aware

Yes,I am aware,grew up close by and Atlantic City is nothing close to Wilmington,North Carolina.
Uglier,poorer.
The Casino's are like plastic surgery on someone trying to reclaim youth.
It had it's day,many years ago.

Atlantic City

Poor example,people don't go to Atlantic City to see a minor league ballgame.

Is That You

Chuck?

People don't come to Wilmington to watch minor league ballgames, either.

YET!

YET!