WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Voters in Wilmington will get to decide if they want to pay a bit more in property taxes to bring a minor league baseball team to the city.
City Council on Tuesday agreed to put a $37 million bond referendum on the November ballot for the cost of land and a new stadium. Deputy City Manager Tony Caudle says property owners would pay just pennies more on their property taxes after factoring in rent and fees.
There were a number of opponents of the project on hand. Some object to using tax money while others say it's not a project the city should get involved in.
Under the proposal, the city would own the stadium while the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball would operate it for 20 years.