Wilmington City Council is expected to approve a lease agreement with the Wilmington Hammerheads at its Tuesday evening meeting, but with a slight change in the proposed deal.
The professional soccer team out of the United Soccer League is making a return after a year hiatus and an ownership change. At a Legion Stadium Commission meeting earlier this month, commission members agreed to a 75-25 split of food and beverage sales, with the Hammerheads getting the majority of the money. The city of Wilmington wants to make that a 50-50 split with a vote Tuesday night.
Council member Charlie Rivenbark was upset the city did not have a representative at the meeting when the initial deal with the Hammerheads was negotiated. The city has two council members on the commission, Kristi Tomey and Laura Padgett, but neither showed up to the January meeting.