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Ball Park

It sounds like a good idea.

The only thing negative is the fact that only 1 plan has been proposed, and that is the taxpayers of Wilmington will foot the bill.

I would have thought that the proposal submitted recently would have had a varied financing plan that would have made it more acceptable.

Perhaps downtown business would be able to help with some money, even though it probably wouldn't be much.

I believe that since downtown would be the greatest benefactor of trickle down benefits from the stadium, perhaps there could be a plan with downtown business coming up with a sales tax that would involve hotels in downtown contributing. I know this wouldn't be popular, but if it would help finance the ball park, taxpayers would feel that it wasn't entirely on their backs.

If it truly is a good plan, the business's with the most to gain, should be prepared to contribute accordingly.

These are just suggestions, but before things get too far along either way, we need some input and I think if taxpayers see that they wont be alone, there would be more support city and county wide.


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