Atlanta Braves and Mandalay reps in town for tonight’s city council meeting to talk new stadium


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — 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.

The council is exploring building a new baseball stadium, more than likely downtown, to host a single-A Braves minor league team. That team reportedly will move here from Lynchburg, VA if the stadium get the green-light.

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Cox retired in 2010 after serving for 25 years as manager for the Atlanta Braves.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he’ll explore all options to build the stadium, including raising property taxes.