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Here's why some people are anti baseball.
From April 11 2012:

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Securing financing for a proposed baseball stadium will no longer fall on Wilmington's shoulders. Today, the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties announced the ballpark would be financed and constructed privately. Even so, it will still require an uncertain amount of taxpayer dollars.

"We've been able to form a development team with extensive national experience to create a private financed and construction proposal for a new ballpark in Wilmington," Braves Executive VP for Business Operations Mike Plant.

A privately-financed ballpark means two things: developers could secure a 30-year loan, which would reduce the annual payments, and the city will not take on the construction and financing risks. But this does not mean the private sector will actually cover all the costs. Taxpayers are still on the hook, but for how much?

Raiford Trask, one of the developers who stepped up to the plate to help finance the project, is not sure.

"Really, it's a math problem, and we haven't done the math, so it would be really premature for me to say that," Trask, President of Wilmington's Trask Land Company said. "It's gonna have to work. We all know it's gonna have to work for all parties involved."

A recent WWAY/Big Talker FM/Civitas Institute poll found 86 percent of Wilmington voters do not want a taxpayer-funded stadium. Mayor Bill Saffo does not know yet how much the private partnership would bring to the table.
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This whole thing started off as being mostly paid for by private investors. Now according to just about everyone concerned private investment is limited or non existent.
This is why we're against baseball. It's NOT the game itself or the team - heck most fans here are Atlanta or Yankee fans.
The problem for us is within the story:

"A recent WWAY/Big Talker FM/Civitas Institute poll found 86 percent of Wilmington voters do not want a taxpayer-funded stadium."

We WANT baseball. If Atlanta wants to play here let them = with them bearing the majority of the financial burden, as originally proposed. If private finaincing has fallen apart - no big deal - go away.
But to go from paying a small amount to paying for a large amount is a disingenuous arguing tactic by Atlanta an pro baseball proponents.

again:
"A recent WWAY/Big Talker FM/Civitas Institute poll found 86 percent of Wilmington voters do not want a taxpayer-funded stadium."

Best Regards
Vog

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