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Friday, June 12, 2009

City's cost: $15.7 million more to play ball

City manager says that letting stadium go into foreclosure is unacceptable; city council to weigh deal

(By Laura Graff, Winston-Salem Journal) - The city is being asked to contribute another $15.7 million in loans, grants and financing to finish the downtown baseball stadium.

City officials will release details of the deal today, and the Winston-Salem City Council could vote on it as early as Monday night.

The council will consider the deal in a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, and the public will be allowed to comment during that meeting.

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