Longtime ballpark opponent: 'No regrets!'

Longtime ballpark opponent: 'No regrets!'

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by BEN THOMPSON / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 8:45 PM

CHARLOTTE, NC -- The Charlotte lawyer who single-handedly delayed the construction of the new BB&T Ballpark for years went back to check out the facility with NBC Charlotte Wednesday, just two days before the park's grand opening.

"It's probably a fine AAA facility, although it is compressed," said Jerry Reese.

Reese has maintained a low profile over recent years, after seven of his lawsuits to stop construction of the ballpark failed.

"I don't think people grasped the central theme of what I was trying to get across," he said.

Reese always maintained that the city should spend its resources attracting a Major League Baseball team, not building a new home for a minor league team.  He's still bullish on the MLB coming to a nearby town, but not Charlotte anymore.

"I feel like when Major League Baseball comes to the Carolinas, it won't be to uptown Charlotte.

Reese said he has no regrets.
 

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