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.
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.
Wilmington City Council announced today they have finalized the total cost of the proposed baseball stadium. However, WHQR’s Andrew Jarachovic reports that negotiations between the City and Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves partnership are continuing.