Letter: TDA should pay for McCormick Field upgrades

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Regarding the current and future existence of minor league baseball and Asheville [“Safe at Home? A Look Back at Asheville’s Precarious Pro Baseball History,” Jan. 18, Xpress]: The Tourism Development Authority is the party that needs to pony up the money!

No exceptions, no need to discuss, unless the state legislature does not want to give up the money. And there also needs to be a new contract to use the stadium — $1 is just stupid!

— Reuben DeJernette
Youngsville, La. (formerly of Asheville)


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2 thoughts on “Letter: TDA should pay for McCormick Field upgrades

  1. Robert McGee

    There does seem to be a recurring theme (or correlation) involving $1 giveaways and $30 million asks in this town. Just an observation.

  2. Virginia Ritter

    Why should Asheville taxpayers pay? This team is owned by a very wealthy family and it’s a profitable business. Let them pay for the improvements! 30 million let the baseball league pay for their own demands! We can’t get a sidewalk in my neighborhood but the city wants to pay 30 million to keep a baseball team. Really! Wonder what 30 million would do for our water lines???????

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