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Wilmington still can’t reach deal on ballpark plan

video The ballpark and baseball in Wilmington. It is certainly not a short story, and now with no final agreement, City Council cannot vote at its meeting Tuesday.

ONLY ON 3: Thompson sets record straight on ballpark talks, says ‘good for our community’

video Upset with many inaccuracies in another media report, New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson joined us today on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 pm to talk about his perspectives on baseball in Wilmington.

THE RANT: When did Mandalay Baseball start running the City of Wilmington?

First, let me be absolutely clear, the WWAY NewsChannel 3 Newsroom is neither pro nor anti baseball or ballpark. It's our ultimate goal to just cover the story as it progresses and keep Cape Fear residents, as well as the taxpayers of Wilmington, informed. However, it's also our job to ask tough questions of our leaders and last night's city council meeting left me with a list of them.

City hires ballpark project manager, councilmembers say Ripken was the wrong choice

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.

City Council members question potential deal with Ripken Design

video The City of Wilmington may strike out when it comes to selecting Ripken Design as the project manager for the proposed ballpark. The project manager would evaluate the feasibility of building a baseball stadium. But a couple of council members have some serious questions.

Wilmington considering Ripken Design to manage baseball project

video The city's effort to bring a baseball stadium to the Port City now includes another big hitter. Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham proposes the city should hire Ripken Design, founded by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and his brother Bill, to manage Wilmington’s baseball project.

FIRST ON 3: The City of Wilmington’s proposal to hire Ripken Design to manage ballpark project

Just one day after Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves announced they had secured private financing to build a new baseball stadium in Wilmington, City Manager Sterling Cheatham has drawn up a proposal to hire Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD, to manage the city's baseball project manager.

Wilmington looks to Hall of Famer Ripken to lead ballpark project

It looks like Wilmington City Council knows who it wants to lead its ballpark plan. The agenda for Tuesday night's City Council meeting includes two ordinances to hire and pay Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD.

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