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City Council Approves Stadium Bond Referendum

Stadium Bond Referendum To Be On November Ballot

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

City Council’s approval of three resolutions puts the city in a position to finance a baseball stadium should Wilmington voters approve the issuing of a general obligation bond.  That referendum will be on the November ballot.  City Council members say that the $42M previously discussed represents the highest estimate for construction costs.  Actual costs could be as low as $20M.  The city will meet with Mandalay and the Braves in the coming weeks and present final figures on the stadium project in a public hearing scheduled for August 7th.

Separately, the city announced #10 Harnett Street as a potential site for the stadium.  Construction at the location has already begun on the marina and hotel. Andrew Jarachovic, WHQR News.