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City releases consultant's report on ballpark plan
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 2:26pm.

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.

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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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TV ad targets tax money for ballpark as city consultant prepares for public meeting tonight
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 3:52pm.

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.

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City to host third meeting on ballpark plan
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 2:39pm.

The City of Wilmington will hold another public meeting on plans for a ballpark Tuesday night.

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Ballpark meeting leaves many questions
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 9:03pm.

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.

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Organizers say ballpark meeting won't provide specifics
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 3:01pm.

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.

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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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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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