Originally Posted by 19braves77
I always find it baffling when a city refuses to support Minor League Baseball. The tax increase is usually less then $50.00 for those that do pay taxes and if you use the stadium five days out of the year, you got your moneys worth.
I cant think of many other places to put a Carolina League team.
Frankly, its not a total shock it didn't pass. Asking taxpayers at this time to cough up money for a ballpark with the uncertainty politically and economically is tricky. Personally, I was hoping that the park would happen but I can understand why it didn't. Traveling down I-40 to see the Mudcats in Wilmington, with all it has to offer, would have been awesome. In better economic times maybe so. Lynchburg lives on in the Carolina League.