Ballpark
baseballdiamond.jpg
FIRST ON 3: Ballpark petition has enough signatures, could go on November Ballot
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 10:23pm.

video The New Hanover County Board of Elections says it has verified enough signatures on a petition against a tax-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington.

Full Story »
cltknightsballpark.jpg
Charlotte OKs $8M for Knights baseball stadium
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 10:34am.

The Charlotte Knights baseball team is a step closer to playing its games in a new stadium. The Charlotte City Council on Monday voted 7-4 in favor of giving the team $8 million toward the project.

Full Story »
ballpark.jpg
Ballpark petition farther from goal than thought
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 3:51pm.

The group behind a petition to block taxpayer money for a ballpark in Wilmington is farther from its goal than originally thought. After double-checking, the Board of Elections now says the petition is 45 signatures short.

Full Story »
snballparktn.JPG
Board of Elections works to verify ballpark petition signatures
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 12:28pm.

The New Hanover County Board of Elections is more than halfway through verifying the thousands of signatures turned in on a petition aimed at blocking taxpayer funding of a ballpark in Wilmington.

Full Story »
petit1.jpg
Anti-ballpark petition has other teams worried
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 4:02pm.

video At closer look, the petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark is raising some eyebrows. City leaders say the petition, could affect established area teams, and those teams are worried, too.

Full Story »
snballparktn.JPG
ONLY ON 3: Organizers respond to criticism of ballpark petition language
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 8:16am.

The battle over plans for a ballpark in Wilmington continue to heat up. Yesterday, a group against using tax money to build a stadium in the Port City submitted a petition with about 4,000 signatures. If the Board of Elections verifies enough of the signatures, the City Council would have to accept the language of the petition as an ordinance or put it up for a public vote.

Full Story »
petit1.jpg
City leaders say petition against publicly-funded ballpark 'a big mistake'
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 4:02pm.

video The City of Wilmington received a petition today with more than 4,000 signatures. If verified, it will force the city to either adopt an initiative blocking tax money for a ballpark or let voters decide. The move has city leaders fired up.

Full Story »
baseball.jpeg
Opponents of taxpayer-funded ballpark to submit petition at City Hall
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 9:29pm.

The group opposed to a taxpayer-funded ballpark have collected about 4,000 signatures on a petition against bringing a taxpayer-funded baseball team to the Port City.

Full Story »
lynch1.jpg
Former Lynchburg leader has advice as Wilmington persues his city's baseball team
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 3:23pm.

video As Wilmington moves on in discussions to build a ballpark, a former councilman in the city who's team we may get sat down with us to share his thoughts on this big decision. If city council approves the plan, the Lynchburg Hillcats will find a new home here in Wilmington.

Full Story »
Charlotte Council close to baseball funding plan
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 8:11am.

Charlotte City Council appears to be close to approving a plan to bring baseball downtown. Most city council members indicated Tuesday they could support a plan to provide the Charlotte Knights with $8 million to build a stadium uptown.

Full Story »