City officials, a team owner and a developer in Wilmington, N.C. are working on a plan to bring affiliated pro back to the city in a new ballpark. The biggest issue: Finding funding for the project.
Officials, a team owner and a developer in Wilmington, N.C. are working on a plan to bring affiliated pro back to the city in a new ballpark. The biggest issue: Finding funding for the project.
The plan has been in negotiations for over a year. A site has already been chosen — on S. Third Street downtown, near the originating point of Hwy. 74 — and a team is reportedly very interested in moving. The issue is money. The city is reportedly looking at floating some sort of parks bond to build the ballpark and benefit other city facilities.
The team is a Class A affiliated franchise.
The last affiliated team to play in Wilmington was the Wilmington Waves (Low Class A; Sally League), a team that moves to Albany and then Columbus before ending up in Bowling Green. Currently the Wilmington Sharks (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) play at Legion Stadium.
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