Field of dreams a funding nightmare
By Shelby Sebens & Shannan Bowen
Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 6:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 6:06 p.m.
With the warm sun beating on their ball caps, young men swung aluminum bats, sending yellow softballs into the blue sky just feet from the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington.
The pickup softball game, organized last weekend to support a proposed baseball stadium that could be built in that very spot, attracted families with small children who sat in folding chairs and others who scarfed grilled hot dogs.
Baseball enthusiasts and most city officials want that scene to evolve into a more concrete one– a stadium seating 6,000 fans who cheer on players for an Atlanta Braves minor league team