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City leaders question wording in baseball stadium petition

video Some Wilmington city leaders are crying foul over a petition to stop a publicly funded baseball stadium. They believe the wording is too broad and could jeopardize other events.

Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday

As we first told you last week, a petition is circulating around Wilmington against using tax money to build a ballpark. Organizers say they are not against the stadium in general; just the taxpayers footing the bill.

Saffo: City considering several locations for ballpark

video You might say the City of Wilmington is still in the first inning of the effort to bring baseball to town. City leaders say there's still a lot to be done including where to build.

City to spend big for ballpark, hotel legal fees

Wilmington City Council will vote Tuesday to spend more than $150,000 for fees associated with negotiations for a ballpark and Convention Center hotel. The city also looks to budget $430,000 for legal fees on the two projects next year.

Wilmington men organize citizen ordinance, petition to stop tax funded ballpark

video The proposed ballpark has gotten its fair share of attention lately. Two Wilmington men are trying to stop it from going any further and taking the issue into the hands of the people. They have started a petition to hopefully change how the city can pay for the ballpark.

ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city.

FIRST ON 3: Council approves ballpark negotiations

video Wilmington City Council has unanimously approved a plan to negotiate with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves about bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City.

Americans for Prosperity speaks out against ballpark plan

Critics are crying foul on a plan to build a baseball stadium with taxpayer money in Wilmington. Many people are questioning why city leaders would consider the possibility of raising property taxes to help fund the ballpark, instead of letting the private sector build it.

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