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City's consultant releases ballpark survey results, potential sites narrowed down

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video The City of Wilmington is one step closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league team to the Port City. The city’s consultant, National Sports Services, presented results from a recent survey about the ballpark Tuesday night, as well as some potential building sites. Full story...
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TV ad targets tax money for ballpark as city consultant prepares for public meeting tonight

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video A new TV commercial hopes to tune in Wilmington taxpayers. The commercial aims to attract support from folks not interested in using tax dollars to pay for a new ballpark. Meanwhile, the city's consultant will hold another public meeting tonight. Full story...
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Charlotte Knights want $11 million from city for new stadium

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The Charlotte City Council will hear Tuesday the latest proposal for a city subsidy for a proposed new uptown stadium for the Charlotte Knights. Full story...
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Group against tax-funded ballpark collects last-minute signatures

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It's no doubt the idea of bringing a ballpark to the Port City is a hotly contested issue. There are passionate folks on both sides of the plate. The group against a tax-funded stadium is preparing to turn their petitions in to Wilmington city leaders. Full story...
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Ballpark opponent states his case after proponent backs out of on-air debate

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videoWhen it comes to bringing a ballpark to Wilmington, everyone has an opinion, but there are two particular groups that are not shy about voicing theirs. WWAY had two guests confirmed to join Ashley Jacobs on "Good Morning Carolina" today for a live debate on the issue, but a representative from a pro-ballpark group backed out. Full story...
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City to host third meeting on ballpark plan

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The City of Wilmington will hold another public meeting on plans for a ballpark Tuesday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developers quiet a day after mayor criticizes ballpark plan

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video One day after Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said the proposal for a ballpark is not a good one for the city, many of the main players who pitched the plan are MIA. We contacted the private developers, Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta Braves and got very little response. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Mayor Saffo won't support baseball proposal

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In an exclusive interview this morning on The Big Talker FM with Chad Adams, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he and other city council members cannot support the baseball stadium proposal pitched to them two weeks ago. Coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30, we'll talk with the StarNews's Shannan Bowen about a recent survey the paper did on public support of a new baseball stadium. Full story...
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Braves bring in big leaguers to back ballpark

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videoFormer Braves baseball players are rallying in support of bringing a minor league team to Wilmington. Columbus County native Otis Nixon, Greg McMichael, Zane Smith and Jeff Treadway all came out to the pro ballpark rally in front of City Hall Saturday. Full story...
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StarNews winding down ballpark survey

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The StarNews wants your opinion on the plan for a minor league ballpark in Wilmington. You can give your input through Sunday on questions like will a minor league team will benefit Wilmington, if tax money should help build it and how often you would go? Full story...
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