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Salesianum only one interested in Baynard Stadium overhaul

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Delaware Public Media

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki announced Tuesday Salesianum School is the only entity expressing interest in helping give Baynard Stadium a needed facelift.

 

 

Earlier this month, the city opened a 14-day window to allow potential partners interested in pursuing a public-private partnership to maintain Baynard to come forward.

No one joined Salesianum in stepping forward.

 

Sallies was already at the table last year, offering to invest $20 million to restore and run the field in exchange for a 50-year lease.

 

But after pushback from community members fearing access to inner-city groups would be stunted if a private entity controlled the field, Salesianum withdrew its offer.

 

Purzycki then formed an 11-member working group to explore different ways to pay for the field’s maintenance and upgrades. After a town hall meeting on various options, he decided a public-private partnership was the only path forward for the facility.

 

Purzycki says his administration will soon begin discussions with Salesianum about a partnership and present it to Wilmington City Council for review in the near future

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