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Charlotte OKs $8M for Knights baseball stadium

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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...
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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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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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Rally to support ballpark plan, raise money for Miracle Field

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Port City Baseball is hosting a rally at Hell's Kitchen to support a proposed ballpark in Wilmington. The event will also raise money to build a Miracle Field, which is a special baseball field that allows handicapped children and adults enjoy the national pastime. Full story...
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Ballpark meeting leaves many questions

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videoDespite 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...
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UPDATE: City and consultants add ballpark meeting not on Election Night

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The City of Wilmington has scheduled a second public meeting on the proposed baseball stadium after WWAY raised questions about why the first meeting was slated for Election Night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties to hold press conference on ballpark

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The Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties plan to make an announcement regarding plans for a baseball stadium in Wilmington. Full story...
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162 Games and counting, Super Yankee fan still going

Steve Melia is still at it. The man who went to all 162 Yankee games last year is extending his record to start the season to make his record more untouchable.

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Richmond, VA also contemplating building new baseball stadium

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Is the Richmond area willing and able to invest in a baseball venue that will cost about $50 million? The Richmond Flying Squirrels and the city have agreed that the best place for a new stadium is Richmond's fleet maintenance facility on the Boulevard, adjacent to The Diamond, but there is no firm plan. Financing remains the missing piece. Full story...
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Braves' Cox, Schuerholz join ballpark panel discussion

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The Atlanta Braves are bringing in a couple of big bats for a panel discussion about Wilmington's plans for a ballpark. Braves President John Schuerholz and former manager Bobby Cox will join the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Power Breakfast panel Tuesday morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Poll shows voters not fans of baseball stadium for higher taxes

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videoA proposal to build a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington is striking out with voters there, according to a new flash poll conducted with media partners WWAY NewsChannel 3 and The Big Talker FM. Full story...
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Former top MLB pick Taylor faces drug charges

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Brien Taylor was once paid more than $1 million by the New York Yankees, but it was the cash that cops paid him that landed him behind bars. Full story...
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Groups rally to oppose, support idea of tax-funded baseball stadium

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videoThe idea of building a baseball stadium here in Wilmington is not a homerun for everyone. Saturday, folks rallied together to protest and petition it, but just down the street, others played ball in support. Full story...
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Sharks to host Team USA in baseball

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The USA Collegiate National Team will make a stop in Wilmington in June. Team USA will play the Wilmington Sharks at Buck Hardee Field. Full story...
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Hopes high as first pitch nears at UNCW

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Seahawk baseball fans wonder if this will be the year UNCW makes it back to the NCAA tournament. The Seahawks open the 2012 season at home against Ohio on February 17. Full story...
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