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Americans for Prosperity speaks out against ballpark plan


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Critics are crying foul on a plan to build a baseball stadium with taxpayer money in Wilmington.

Many people are questioning why city leaders would consider the possibility of raising property taxes to help fund the ballpark, instead of letting the private sector build it. One group, Americans for Prosperity, took its concerns to city hall today.

"We are here today because the taxpayers in Wilmington are being sacrificed by an unquenchable thirst for tax dollars in an unwise move to get people who may or may not have any interest in baseball to be forced to raise taxes," AFP's Dallas Woodhouse said.

City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties, which want to bring a minor league team to the Port City, are in town for the meeting.

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