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Wilmington, Mandalay still discussing lease

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Wilmington (N.C.) and Mandalay Baseball Properties are still discussing a lease for a new ballpark, even as the city is preparing to put a proposal before voters in a fall referendum.

There are many issues outstanding in the lease negotiations, which should last through next week, if not longer: the coat of the ballpark, how much Mandalay will be expected to contribute and the cost of the lease. 

Because of deadlines, the city must move quickly to place a bond referendum on the fall ballot, an action on tomorrow night's City Council agenda. However, without the parameters of a lease in place, it will be a stab in the dark to a certain extent. 

Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves have proposed building a new ballpark for the relocating Lynchburg Hillcats (High Class A; Carolina League), which would be purchased by the Braves.

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