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Knights adding Q to the BB&T

If we’re talking North Carolina, we’re talking barbeque — and the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) are adding some pretty good barbeque to the BB&T Ballpark offerings, via Queen City Q. Queen City Q will become the Official BBQ of the Charlotte Knights and “The Q” will have locations inside BB&T Ballpark for all […]

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Future of Greensboro’s War Memorial under debate

Greensboro officials are weighing options for the future of rapidly deteriorating War Memorial Stadium, the former home to professional baseball in that North Carolina city. Opening in 1926, War Memorial Stadium was built for football and adapted over the years for baseball. Currently used for high-school and college baseball, the condition of the ballpark has […]

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Ballpark effort cost Wilmington taxpayers $200K

It was less than budgeted: Wilmington (N.C.) spent around $200,000 on efforts to bring Minor League Baseball to the city, with most of that money going to National Sports Services (NSS). NSS was paid $135,000 for a feasibility study, concluding the city could economically support pro baseball, outlining potential lease terms and suggesting different funding […]

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After overwhelming defeat at polls, don’t look for MiLB in Wilmington any time soon

After Wilmington (N.C.) voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposed property-tax hike for a new waterfront ballpark, elected officials and baseball people say there probably will be no further efforts to bring MiLB to the city. The proposal was for a new ballpark funded by taxpayers: $31 million for the ballpark and $6 million for the land. […]

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Sweetening the pot in Wilmington

Whether this sways any voters remains to be seen, but it looks like a proposed new ballpark in Wilmington (N.C.) could attract outside investors, as a development firm say it will build next to the Carolina League facility if approved. The developer, Charlotte-based South Street Partners, is pitching high-end residential and retail space if voters approve […]

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