Atlanta Braves http://whqr.org en Vote No Stadium Tax Committee says ballpark is not feasible http://whqr.org/post/vote-no-stadium-tax-committee-says-ballpark-not-feasible <p></p><p>Last month, WHQR’s Sara Wood spoke with Terry Spencer of the Wilmington Family Entertainment and Baseball Committee. The group supports a $37 million stadium bond referendum that would bring minor league baseball to the Port City. Today we hear from Scott Harry with The Vote No Stadium Tax Referendum Committee. He says in this economy, it’s criminal to ask citizens to pay for a stadium.</p><p>Harry believes a publicly-funded stadium operated by Mandalay Sports would hamper economic development. He says proponents of the ballpark use emotional arguments to garner support.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 24886 at http://whqr.org Vote No Stadium Tax Committee says ballpark is not feasible Mayor Bill Saffo Talks Baseball http://whqr.org/post/mayor-bill-saffo-talks-baseball <p></p><p>After 9 months of negotiations and hearty public debates, the Wilmington City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding last night with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves, bringing a minor league baseball team and a new multi-purpose stadium one step closer to the Port City. With a public vote two months away on whether or not to fund the project, WHQR’s Sara Wood spoke with Mayor Bill Saffo about what it could bring to Wilmington.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:15:26 +0000 Sara Wood 24398 at http://whqr.org Mayor Bill Saffo Talks Baseball City reaches agreement on baseball stadium http://whqr.org/post/city-reaches-agreement-baseball-stadium <p>A deal on a baseball stadium is set to go before Wilmington’s &nbsp;City Council at its next meeting on Tuesday night.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:22:43 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 24066 at http://whqr.org City reaches agreement on baseball stadium Baseball on the Cape Fear River? http://whqr.org/post/baseball-cape-fear-river <p></p><p>Wilmington City Council announced today they have finalized the total cost of the proposed baseball stadium.&nbsp; However, WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports that negotiations between the City and Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves partnership are continuing.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:53:27 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 21782 at http://whqr.org Baseball on the Cape Fear River? Baseball on the Cape Fear River? http://whqr.org/post/baseball-cape-fear-river-0 <p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 22240 at http://whqr.org Baseball on the Cape Fear River? Baseball stadium deal still in progress; announcement to come Monday http://whqr.org/post/baseball-stadium-deal-still-progress-announcement-come-monday <p>WilmingtonCity officials are still working on the details of a final agreement with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves on building a minor league baseball stadium at the riverfront.&nbsp; Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:03:58 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 21621 at http://whqr.org Baseball stadium deal still in progress; announcement to come Monday Wilmington and Braves in Negotiations http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-and-braves-negotiations <p>Wilmington City Councilman Kevin O&rsquo;Grady held a press conference at City Hall yesterday afternoon to offer an update on negotiations to bring professional baseball to the city.&nbsp; WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports on the progress.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:33:02 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 20776 at http://whqr.org Wilmington and Braves in Negotiations