Shell: 'County remains uninvolved with bringing baseball to Wilmington'
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – New Hanover County Manager
Bruce Shell says the county remains uninvolved with bringing baseball to
Wilmington, despite remarks made by County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Wednesday
Barfield said he didn't think any doors were closed in
regard to the sport. But, according to
Shell, the City of Wilmington is still the driving force behind the project.
"We've talked about many scenarios where the county can
still be involved," said Barfield Wednesday night. "I've said all along baseball on the river
could be such a great economic boost for the city, and to me it's all about economic
development. I think the city is close
to making something happen, and I think that's great."
Shell agreed that the county may not be involved in the
process, but county leaders are still open to the idea of considering proposals
from the city. According to Shell,
commissioners don't want to ignore an opportunity for economic development,