Mandalay Baseball Properties
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City leaders say petition against publicly-funded ballpark 'a big mistake'
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 4:02pm.

video The City of Wilmington received a petition today with more than 4,000 signatures. If verified, it will force the city to either adopt an initiative blocking tax money for a ballpark or let voters decide. The move has city leaders fired up.

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City's consultant releases ballpark survey results, potential sites narrowed down
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:30pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Developers quiet a day after mayor criticizes ballpark plan
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 4:28pm.

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.

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City council members question Mandalay Baseball's proposal
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 4:02pm.

video 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.

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Development team lays out ballpark project to city council, site still a mystery
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 10:29pm.

video 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.

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Groups differ on ballpark funding plan
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 3:54pm.

video 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.

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UPDATE: City and consultants add ballpark meeting not on Election Night
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 10:57pm.

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.

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THE RANT: When did Mandalay Baseball start running the City of Wilmington?
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 2:32pm.

First, let me be absolutely clear, the WWAY NewsChannel 3 Newsroom is neither pro nor anti baseball or ballpark. It's our ultimate goal to just cover the story as it progresses and keep Cape Fear residents, as well as the taxpayers of Wilmington, informed. However, it's also our job to ask tough questions of our leaders and last night's city council meeting left me with a list of them.

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City hires ballpark project manager, councilmembers say Ripken was the wrong choice
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 10:25pm.

video 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.

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City Council members question potential deal with Ripken Design
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 2:15pm.

video 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.

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