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Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 4:02pm.READ MORE:
Members of Wilmington City Council have unanswered questions after Mandalay Baseball's proposal last night. Some want more private dollars involved. Even so, they believe a ballpark would be a big boost to Wilmington's economy. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 10:29pm.READ MORE:
The private development team looking to bring a ballpark and minor league baseball team to the Port City gave a presentation to Wilmington City Council Tuesday night, laying out the details of development, ownership and costs. Full story...
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 3:54pm.READ MORE:
While there's a lot of support from the business community for a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington, it is not unanimous support. The Privately Funded Baseball Alliance, started by a local business owner, announced its arrival on the steps of City Hall today. In attendance were other established groups who are for and against a publicly-funded ballpark. Full story...
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 4:13pm.READ MORE:
Baseball continues to be the talk of the Port City, especially how to pay for a proposed ballpark. Now some business owners have joined the push against taxpayer money for the stadium. The Privately Funded Baseball Alliance says no matter where the ballpark goes, the city does not need to pay for it. Full story...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 3:16pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 9:03pm.READ MORE:
Despite it being election night, Wilmington City Hall was full for a public meeting about bringing baseball to the Port City. With questions swirling over stadium sites and funding, not all people are singing take me out to the ball game. Full story...
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 3:01pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 10:33pm.READ MORE:
Chuck Schoninger, CEO of USA InvestCo, who also owns land along the Wilmington riverfront near PPD, says the offer he got nearly three months ago was just not good enough. Not only was the price not right, Schoninger also says he wasn't sure the group making the offers had the best intentions at heart. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 10:25pm.READ MORE:
Wilmington City Council voted to hire National Sports Services, a company based out of Kansas, as their project manager for the proposed ballpark. Council members said Ripken Design, who the city was originally looking to hire, may have had a conflict of interest with Mandalay Baseball Properties. Full story...
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 2:15pm.READ MORE:
The City of Wilmington may strike out when it comes to selecting Ripken Design as the project manager for the proposed ballpark. The project manager would evaluate the feasibility of building a baseball stadium. But a couple of council members have some serious questions. Full story...