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Mandalay Baseball Properties

Ballpark agreement still not finalized, opinions remain polarized

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video Though a final agreement is still hanging over their heads, Wilmington City Council members voted unanimously to place a $37 million bond referendum to pay for the stadium on the November ballot. More than a dozen people voiced their opinions to council Tuesday during a public hearing on the bond referendum. Full story...
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City Council agrees on $37 million max for baseball stadium; No agreement yet

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video Negotiations are ongoing and an agreement with Mandalay/Braves will not be voted on at Tuesday's City Council meeting. However, to meet the deadline to get something on the November ballot, Council will hold a public hearing regarding a bond referendum, not to exceed $37 million for the cost of the stadium and land. Full story...
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No final agreement yet on proposed ballpark

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video There is no official agreement yet between the City of Wilmington and Mandalay Baseball/Braves on a proposed baseball stadium. Full story...
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Ballpark public hearing date set, deal still up in the air

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video The City of Wilmington continues to inch closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. City leaders held a special meeting Tuesday night to set a public hearing for a bond referendum. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: City didn't reach deal with Mandalay/Braves this week

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video The City of Wilmington's talks with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves are done for the week, but there is still no deal for the proposed ballpark. With an August 7 deadline looming, Councilman Kevin O'Grady says there is still a lot to work out. Full story...
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Ballpark petition declared insufficient, council votes to move ahead with bond referendum

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videoWilmington voters, get ready for November. City Council voted unanimously to move the baseball bond referendum forward. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the Wilmington City clerk declared the petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark not sufficient because it lacked affidavits which are required by state law and city code according to the city attorney. Full story...
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O'Grady: Ballpark lease 'not acceptable,' just a starting point

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video The first draft of a ballpark lease agreement has some Wilmington City Council members scoffing at the deal. But some city leaders say this is simply the first step in formal negotiations. Full story...
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Braves/Mandalay want $50K fine per day if stadium is late

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An initial lease proposed by the Atlanta Braves and operating partner Mandalay Baseball has some Wilmington City Council members laughing. Full story...
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Ballpark may go on November ballot, Mandalay says private financing is now off the table

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video The City continues to slide closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league team to the Port City. Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to continue negotiations with Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta braves for another six months. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mandalay/Braves requesting 6 more months to negotiate

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According to the Wilmington City Council's agenda for Tuesday night, Mandalay and the Braves are requesting another six months to negotiate on building a stadium in the city. Full story...
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