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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. Commissioners talking to Cal Ripken Baseball about building private stadium

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A spokesman for a local group that’s against a tax funded baseball stadium in Wilmington tells us New Hanover County is talking with Cal Ripkin about building a stadium and mall with private money.

There’s a debate over whether the land is in the county or the city, but it is not located downtown.

Currently Mandalay is negotiating with the City of Wilmington to build a tax-funded stadium downtown for an estimated $37 million. Voters will get to decide whether to approve that bond during the election this November. That stadium would built on the north end of Downtown Wilmington.

Marcy is working on this story today and will have more later today here online and on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

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