The Sharks are amateur, unpaid athletes. The company that runs the team is a professional sports organization.
I don't believe they would be affected.
Concert and other events would go to the convention center which I believe would have first choice on local events of this nature (Goolsby may propose state legislation to force this issue on behalf of the Wilmington Home builders association - this is another story altogether.)
This petition seems innocuous and don't forget that this probably could be changed in the future. Don't forget Hammerhead supporters can also get a petition going to allow for an exemption for the Hammerheads if need be.
However like any other citizen driven ordinance it has not been challenged legally and you cannot expect the citizenry to know the letter of the law as it applies to ordinances.
The convention center is still in its infancy and can't be called a success yet. It was and is paid for using room tax on hotels which was approved by the STATE legislature. This does not affect Wilmington taxpayers for the bulk of the cost. In other words the Wilmington taxpayer risk was limited. The stadium is different. It appears to be single purpose and funded by local taxpayer dollars for the majority of the cost..........
Getting it approved by the voters is probably prudent. It's also politically expedient as it allows for Saffo and company to go with the flow.......
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