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Thousands Sign Petition Opposing Use Of Tax Dollars For Wilmington Baseball Stadium PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 June 2012 11:07

WILMINGTON, (AP) — Opposition is growing to using tax money to help finance a minor league baseball stadium in Wilmington.

 
The Cameron family has offered to donate 35 acres for a $35 million stadium. But that donation is contingent on no taxpayer money being used to build it.
 
A statement from the family real estate company says it can't understand how a business that pays players hundreds of millions of dollars would have a small town subsidize operations by helping pay for a stadium.
 
A petition with nearly 4,000 signatures opposing tax dollars for the project was presented Thursday at city hall.
 
The city is considering a proposal to bring in an Atlanta Braves farm team. Under the proposal, taxpayers would pay two thirds of the stadium cost.
Last Updated on Friday, 01 June 2012 11:08
 
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