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Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 2:08am.READ MORE:
After several months of campaigning both for and against building a ballpark in the Port City, results are in, and voters overwhelmingly said no. Seventy percent of Wilmington voters decided against the city building a $37 million ballpark. Full story...
Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial: Former baseball team's move to Georgia 'case study in stadium foolishness'Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 9:09am.READ MORE:
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 4:52pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 5:39pm.READ MORE:
Election Day is inching closer, and so is the deciding vote in whether the City of Wilmington will build a ballpark. You've probably seen the yard signs, bumper stickers, social media messages and even commercials, but how are the campaigns continuing to get the word out? Full story...
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 11:42pm.READ MORE:
As the teams take the field it looks like a grudge match to the finish. Both are playing or campaigning for the attention of voters on the baseball funding issue. Full story...
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 10:42pm.READ MORE:
Wilmington voters, the ball's in your court. Voting 'yes' or 'no' on a bond referendum in November will determine whether professional baseball will find a home in the Port City. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 12:55am.READ MORE:
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:25am.READ MORE:
The Atlanta Braves, Mandalay Baseball Properties and the City of Wilmington have reached a tentative ballpark agreement. The city says the cost of the ballpark will not exceed $31 million and would be paid for by a 2.5-cent property tax increase. View Memorandum of Understanding inside. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 11:55pm.READ MORE:
Though a final agreement is still hanging over their heads, Wilmington City Council members voted unanimously to place a $37 million bond referendum to pay for the stadium on the November ballot. More than a dozen people voiced their opinions to council Tuesday during a public hearing on the bond referendum. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:55pm.READ MORE:
Negotiations are ongoing and an agreement with Mandalay/Braves will not be voted on at Tuesday's City Council meeting. However, to meet the deadline to get something on the November ballot, Council will hold a public hearing regarding a bond referendum, not to exceed $37 million for the cost of the stadium and land. Full story...