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Mandalay Baseball Properties

FIRST ON 3: The City of Wilmington's proposal to hire Ripken Design to manage ballpark project

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Just one day after Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves announced they had secured private financing to build a new baseball stadium in Wilmington, City Manager Sterling Cheatham has drawn up a proposal to hire Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD, to manage the city's baseball project manager. Full story...
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Developers working on private financing for ballpark; taxpayer share unclear

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video Securing financing for a proposed baseball stadium will no longer fall on Wilmington's shoulders. Today, the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties announced the ballpark would be financed and constructed privately. Even so, it will still require an uncertain amount of taxpayer dollars. Full story...
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Reaction varies to ballpark financing plan

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video Today's announcement brings many unanswered questions and a lot of reaction. The anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity says Wilmington taxpayers should be sweating this financing issue, but one county in Pennsylvania with a Mandalay-run minor league team says Wilmington will be OK. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Who is the 'Wilmington Ballpark Coalition?'

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A closer look at the members of the WBC, what many have in common, and who's doing the organizing on their behalf. 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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Business leaders join ballpark push, tax funding opponents continue petition drive

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video Building a baseball stadium has been a hot topic of conversation in Wilmington. Now, some local business leaders are stepping up to bat to support the city's effort. The Wilmington Ballpark Coalition says it is banding together for an idea members think is a home run. Full story...
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Panel discussion focuses on ballpark pitch

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video Time to play ball? The clock is ticking for city leaders to make a decision on the proposed baseball stadium in Wilmington. This morning, some big league names from the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball came to the Port City to discuss a game plan. Full story...
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Wilmington men organize citizen ordinance, petition to stop tax funded ballpark

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video The proposed ballpark has gotten its fair share of attention lately. Two Wilmington men are trying to stop it from going any further and taking the issue into the hands of the people. They have started a petition to hopefully change how the city can pay for the ballpark. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 7

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video On Tuesday night we featured senior night at Ashley High School. We also featured a high school basketball matchup in the Waccamaw Conference between East Bladen and North Brunswick. Click full story to see all of Tuesday's scores. On top of that we talked with the general manager of the Atlanta Braves about the prospect of Wilmington becoming the next home of the Braves single A minor league baseball affiliate. Full story...
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The Rant: Take me out to the ballgame?

Take me out to the ballgame? That's the question for Wilmington City Council as it discusses building a baseball stadium. But not everyone is on board with the idea.

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FIRST ON 3: Council approves ballpark negotiations

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video Wilmington City Council has unanimously approved a plan to negotiate with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves about bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. Full story...
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Atlanta Braves and Mandalay reps in town for tonight's city council meeting to talk new stadium

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Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox, as well as Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren and Mandalay Baseball CEO Art Matin are in town to attend tonight's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to discuss new ballpark, hotel Tuesday night

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An item of interest on the agenda includes a resolution to enter into negotiations with Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC and the Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. to explore the possibility of a joint public/private partnership for a minor league baseball facilities and operations in Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Saffo backtracks on campaign promise about tax-funded ballpark; other teams wait for decision

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video Several things must fall into place before a baseball stadium becomes a reality in Wilmington. Some important issues: How are we, meaning the taxpayers, going to fund it? Where would it go? And which team would play here? Full story...
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