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FIRST ON 3: Mandalay/Braves requesting 6 more months to negotiate

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- According to the Wilmington City Council's agenda for Tuesday night, Mandalay and the Braves are requesting another six months to negotiate on building a stadium in the city.

Wilmington, Mandalay and the Braves entered into a "Memorandum of Understanding" in February that continues through July 31. If the new "MOU" is approved Tuesday, it will extend through January 31, 2013.

Many, including members of the city council, felt that they needed to abide by the first Mandalay/Braves timeline in order to get a stadium built in time for the 2014 baseball season.

However, once Mandalay and the Braves made their initial pitch for building the ballpark, at least Mayor Bill Saffo said he felt the city had all of the skin in the game and Mandalay had none (Saffo told that to Chad Adams on the Big Talker FM.)

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