While nothing has changed in the long-running stalemate between the Tampa Bay Rays and the city of St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan plans to ask the commission Wednesday to designate the Tampa Sports Authority to lead discussions with the Rays about a new stadium — if the Rays get permission to look at sites outside Pinellas County. Read more here.
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While the fund-raising process continues, the design concept of a new $35 million to $40 million baseball facility for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys should completed within the next month. The likely best-case scenario is that the new ballpark would be completed in time for the 2017 season. Read more here.
In a four to one vote, the Columbia City Council approved a new ordinance allowing the city to issue Special Obligation Bonds to raise no more than $35 million to pay for the construction of the proposed multi-use baseball stadium and facilities, equipment and improvements at the Bull Street development. Read more here and here.
The Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will host a virtual video tour and informational meeting about the minor-league baseball team’s new ballpark on July 8. Read more here.
Despite voices of opposition, Hartford (CT) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for re-developing the Downtown North area of the city, which is slated to include a new baseball stadium for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League). Responses are due by August 1. Read more here. View RFP here. Learn more about the Downtown North development here.