Stadium 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.   

Baseball on the Cape Fear River?

Aug 6, 2012
Atlanta Braves

City Council Approves Stadium Bond Referendum

Jul 11, 2012

Last night, Wilmington City Council voted in favor of resolutions regarding the proposed baseball stadium and announced a potential location.