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Mayor Purzycki Says a Public and Private Partnership is the Best Option for Preserving and Improving Baynard Stadium

Post Date:06/08/2017 12:07 PM

He asks for letters of interest within 14-days from any party interested in entering into longer-term discussions with the City

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said today that a public and private partnership between the City and another entity is the best option in order to preserve, manage and improve the City’s Baynard Stadium sports and event facility on 18th Street. A partnership arrangement was one of the five options presented to the Mayor on Monday by an 11-member Baynard Stadium Working Group that he appointed in March to study the future use, maintenance and management of the 95-year old facility.

Mayor Purzycki said any entity interested in developing a partnership with the City that has the financial ability to undertake this type of large-scale project, should contact his office in writing only within the next 14 days. The Mayor said if there are multiple, legitimate inquiries, then the City will establish a formal Request for Proposals process to entertain all submissions.

“The process we’ve used up to this point to determine options regarding the facility’s future has produced very important financial information and analysis,” said Mayor Purzycki. “What we now have in front of us makes a public and private partnership a smart and reasonable choice to explore,” said Mayor Purzycki. “Those interested in talking to the City should contact us in writing immediately so we can determine which way to proceed.”

The Mayor said letters of interest should be addressed to his attention at the Office of the Mayor, 800 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801 by the close of business on June 21, 2017. 

For more information about this news release, contact:

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Office of Mayor Michael S. Purzycki
Mobile: (302) 420-7928

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