Bond Referendum

Citizens Speak For and Against Stadium

Aug 8, 2012
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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously last night to put the $37 million bond referendum for the proposed baseball stadium on this November’s ballot.  As WHQR’s Andrew Jarachovic reports, two-dozen citizens made impassioned statements both for and against the new ballpark.     

Wilmington City Council intends to move forward with a $37 million bond referendum to build a baseball stadium. 

WHQR’s Andrew Jarachovic reports that the campaign to gain voter approval promises to be a hard-fought battle.    

Some citizens have voiced strong disapproval of using taxpayer money to subsidize a recreational venture. Even well-known sports economists, like Professor Allen Sanderson from the University of Chicago, argue that sports stadiums, if looked at purely as an investment, are not a wise move.