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New Hanover County won’t assist new Wilmington ballpark — yet

Perhaps waiting to see if there’s political support for a new downtown Wilmington (N.C.) ballpark, New Hanover County commissioners decided to wait on any financial backing for the project — for now. The hotly contested issue will be before voters this fall, as the city and Mandalay Baseball Properties are negotiating a deal to bring […]

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Proposed Wilmington lease: Mandalay will pay 12 percent of debt service

In first discussions about a lease for a new Wilmington (N.C.) ballpark, Mayor Bill Saffo has floated the idea that Mandalay Baseball Properties would pay 12 percent of the overall debt service associated with the Class A facility. Wilmington has entered into exclusive negotiations with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves over the finances of the […]

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