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City releases consultant's report on ballpark plan

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video The City of Wilmington has released a report from a consultant on a proposal for a minor league baseball stadium in Wilmington. The city hired National Sports Services to analyze a proposal from developers, including Mandalay Baseball Properties, to build a ballpark in the city to serve as the home of an Atlanta Braves farm team. Full story...
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City's consultant releases ballpark survey results, potential sites narrowed down

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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. Full story...
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TV ad targets tax money for ballpark as city consultant prepares for public meeting tonight

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video A new TV commercial hopes to tune in Wilmington taxpayers. The commercial aims to attract support from folks not interested in using tax dollars to pay for a new ballpark. Meanwhile, the city's consultant will hold another public meeting tonight. Full story...
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City to host third meeting on ballpark plan

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The City of Wilmington will hold another public meeting on plans for a ballpark Tuesday night. 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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Organizers say ballpark meeting won't provide specifics

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Where will it go? How will we pay for it? There are many unanswered questions surrounding a proposed baseball stadium. Tonight, you won't get those answers, but you can let project managers know how you feel about baseball in the Port City. 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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City hires ballpark project manager, councilmembers say Ripken was the wrong choice

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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. Full story...
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