Baseball in Wilmington http://whqr.org en WHQR / WWAY Baseball Forum: Full Audio http://whqr.org/post/whqr-wway-baseball-forum-full-audio <p>Is a publicly-funded baseball stadium a good idea for Wilmington?&nbsp; That was the question debated in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery Thursday, October 25th.&nbsp; Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:48:10 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26308 at http://whqr.org WHQR / WWAY Baseball Forum: Full Audio Wilmington City officials say baseball stadium deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-officials-say-baseball-stadium-deal-once-lifetime-opportunity <p>A crowd packed WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery last night to hear a debate on whether a publicly-funded baseball stadium is a good idea for Wilmington.&nbsp; Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26283 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City officials say baseball stadium deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Senior Economist at UNCW examines prospect of baseball stadium in Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/senior-economist-uncw-examines-prospect-baseball-stadium-wilmington <p>On November 6<sup>th</sup>, voters in the City of Wilmington will decide whether to approve a 37 million dollar bond to pay for a baseball stadium.&nbsp; Both supporters and opponents of the project are campaigning hard.&nbsp; WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn asked Senior Economist Dr. Woody Hall of UNCW’s Swain Center for Business and Economic Services to take a closer look at the issue.</p><p>WHQR and WWAY are co-hosting a Town Hall-style meeting this Thursday at 7 PM on a taxpayer-funded stadium.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.whqr.org/post/whqr-and-wway-newschannel-3-co-host-baseball-forum-october-25th">For more information on how to reserve a seat, follow this link.</a></p><p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:11:48 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26060 at http://whqr.org Senior Economist at UNCW examines prospect of baseball stadium in Wilmington WHQR and WWAY Newschannel 3 co-host Baseball Forum October 25th http://whqr.org/post/whqr-and-wway-newschannel-3-co-host-baseball-forum-october-25th <div class="field-story-body"><div class="field-item"><p>WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting Wilmington's only "OFFICIAL" baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady along with "Vote No Stadium Tax Referendum" spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group.</p><p>This will be the only debate featuring both the mayor and the anti-tax funded stadium group.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:52:03 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 25833 at http://whqr.org WHQR and WWAY Newschannel 3 co-host Baseball Forum October 25th 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 Wilmington Committee Supporting Baseball Launches Campaign http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-committee-supporting-baseball-launches-campaign <p>While ink dries on an agreement between the City of Wilmington, Mandalay, and the Atlanta Braves for a $37 million multi-purpose stadium, a group local of business leaders are launching an outreach campaign supporting a bond referendum to fund the project. WHQR’s Sara Wood spoke with Terry Spencer, who’s heading the Wilmington Family Entertainment and Baseball Committee.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:24:56 +0000 Sara Wood 24741 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Committee Supporting Baseball Launches Campaign 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 Citizens Speak For and Against Stadium http://whqr.org/post/citizens-speak-and-against-stadium <p></p><p>Wilmington City Council voted unanimously last night to put the $37 million bond referendum for the proposed baseball stadium on this November&rsquo;s ballot.&nbsp; As WHQR&rsquo;s Andrew Jarachovic reports, two-dozen citizens made impassioned statements both for and against the new ballpark. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Andrew Jarachovic 22235 at http://whqr.org Citizens Speak For and Against Stadium 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?