Ballpark

Ballpark push cost taxpayers $291,000
After months of planning and debate, Wilmington's plan to build a ballpark struck out on Election Day. Voters may have avoided a tax increase, but they'll still foot the bill for the city's pursuit of a stadium. Sat, 11/10/2012 - 4:53am
Lynchburg Hillcats expected to stay after Wilmington stadium nixed
A potential deal to move the Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball team to Wilmington, N.C. was shot down by voters there Tuesday. Thu, 11/08/2012 - 9:02pm
Chamber of commerce talks future of baseball in Wilmington
Is it past time for the national pastime in the Port City? Since the city first pitched building a ballpark, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has been behind the scenes. Wednesday night, WWAY spoke with the president to find out what's next. Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:24am
Ballpark referendum strikes out
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. Wed, 11/07/2012 - 6:08am
Council to consider ballpark site, Christmas tree lighting, more Wednesday
With Election Day tomorrow, Wilmington City Council won't meet Tuesday as usual, but at least one item on the agenda for council's Wednesday night meeting will depend on what happens Tuesday at polls. Mon, 11/05/2012 - 4:44pm
Latest poll shows strong opposition to ballpark bond
To build or not to build. That is the question facing Wilmington voters. A new poll released today may give us some insight into how Port City voters are leaning heading into the election. A poll from the conservative Civitas Institute shows that overwhelmingly Wilmington voters are expected to say no. Sat, 11/03/2012 - 3:59am
Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial: Former baseball team’s move to Georgia ‘case study in stadium foolishness’
Economists, who usually disagree about nearly everything, are united on one point: Public subsidies for sports stadiums are win-lose propositions: The teams win, and the taxpayers lose. Fri, 11/02/2012 - 1:09pm
Ballpark supporters host informational happy hour
Election Day is right around the corner and campaigns for the ballpark referendum are moving full steam ahead. We caught up with the "Vote Yes" group to see how they are continuing to gather supporters. Fri, 11/02/2012 - 1:00am
Ballpark could bring homes and businesses to downtown Wilmington
If voters say yes to a baseball stadium next week, we could see some businesses and homes in downtown Wilmington. Wed, 10/31/2012 - 1:34am
Outside money funds Wilmington ballpark battle
As Election Day inches closer, the ballpark campaign is heating up. But who's behind the funding for the race? Tue, 10/30/2012 - 8:52pm