Anyone in Wilmington who opposes this ballpark is absolutely ridiculous. We have no professional sports here, and very weak college competition. The POSSIBLE small tax increase would be well worth the recreation/benefits a minor league team will provide. Not only for our youth, but for all ages. Baseball in North Carolina as a whole is huge. It would provide jobs, bring in people from other cities and their revenue, and give Wilmington national attention. Not only would it make Wilmington as a whole more desirable to visit and live, but it would offer us a home team, a team that Wilmington can be recognized for.
The Atlanta Braves are one of the most distinguished teams in the history of the MLB, and it would be a HUGE mistake not to bring their minor team here. Think about it Wilmington, seriously...about what it would bring in the future too.
Furthermore, I have not met one college student that opposes this project. With the 12000 plus students at UNCW, and Cape Fear...What better to do than dinner and a baseball game for a date, then you have downtown wilmington at your fingertips after every game.
Correctly managed, the stadium would be sold out every night. Personally, I would buy season tickets now....if it was concrete.
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