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Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial: Former baseball team’s move to Georgia ‘case study in stadium foolishness’

Economists, who usually disagree about nearly everything, are united on one point: Public subsidies for sports stadiums are win-lose propositions: The teams win, and the taxpayers lose.

Outside money funds Wilmington ballpark battle

As Election Day inches closer, the ballpark campaign is heating up. But who's behind the funding for the race?

Different paths to Election Day in ballpark bond battle

video Election Day is inching closer, and so is the deciding vote in whether the City of Wilmington will build a ballpark. You've probably seen the yard signs, bumper stickers, social media messages and even commercials, but how are the campaigns continuing to get the word out?

Two sides draw battle lines over stadium funding

video As the teams take the field it looks like a grudge match to the finish. Both are playing or campaigning for the attention of voters on the baseball funding issue.

Campaigns ‘for’ and ‘against’ ballpark get underway

video Wilmington voters, the ball's in your court. Voting 'yes' or 'no' on a bond referendum in November will determine whether professional baseball will find a home in the Port City.

City council votes to pass ballpark agreement with Braves, Mandalay

Wilmington City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve the agreement with the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball to build a baseball stadium in Wilmington. However, the approval did not get passed without a few reservations.

Wilmington releases details of tentative ballpark plan

video The Atlanta Braves, Mandalay Baseball Properties and the City of Wilmington have reached a tentative ballpark agreement. The city says the cost of the ballpark will not exceed $31 million and would be paid for by a 2.5-cent property tax increase. View Memorandum of Understanding inside.

Ballpark agreement still not finalized, opinions remain polarized

video Though a final agreement is still hanging over their heads, Wilmington City Council members voted unanimously to place a $37 million bond referendum to pay for the stadium on the November ballot. More than a dozen people voiced their opinions to council Tuesday during a public hearing on the bond referendum.

City Council agrees on $37 million max for baseball stadium; No agreement yet

video Negotiations are ongoing and an agreement with Mandalay/Braves will not be voted on at Tuesday's City Council meeting. However, to meet the deadline to get something on the November ballot, Council will hold a public hearing regarding a bond referendum, not to exceed $37 million for the cost of the stadium and land.

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