Lets go back and think about this.
The Braves want Wilmington to put out $23M for the stadium.
They have probably surveyed this area and found out that this area is not big enough to support a AA or AAA level minor league team.
What they did determine is that this area MIGHT be able to support A level Mil baseball but they probably have a base figure in their mind as to how much they can put out and maintain some level of profitability.
They are, after all, a business and have a fairly good idea of what their business plan can support for a stadium mortgage.
Their own figures indicate that after the initial blush of attendance that it will taper off over a 5 year span.
This tells that they are looking for the city to put in the bulk of the stadium costs to allow THEM profit. This is after all Mil-A level baseball and costs have to be contained tightly if the team is to be profitable. It is NOT AA or AAA baseball where the chances of seeing a bonafide major league player are greater. It's single A folks.
Why not renovate Hardee field as an alternative plan?
Why is a NEW stadium the ONLY plan?
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