Tag Archives: Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Official to Lightning Owner: Please Don’t Development Property Yet

Tampa Bay Rays LogoEven as stadium talks between St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Rays stall, one Hillsborough County official is trying to ensure that a leading potential ballpark site remains available if the Rays ever decide to move across the bay.  Read more and view aerial photo here.

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Rays May Need to Pony Up $200 Million or More for New Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays LogoThe Tampa Bay Rays may be asked to put up $200 million or more toward any future stadium in Hillsborough County (FL), or at least a third of the project’s cost, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said Friday.  Read more here.

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Sternberg: MLB No Longer Believer in Market

Tampa Bay Rays LogoDuring a Hillsborough County Commissioner meeting Thursday, Stuart Sternberg, principal owner of the Tampa Bay Rays, said that he would like to keep the team in the Tampa Bay area for the long haul but added that Major League Baseball has lost faith in the market’s ability to get a new ballpark deal done.  Read more here.

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Rays Will Discuss New Ballpark with Hillsborough County

Despite threats of legal action by St. Petersburg (FL), the Tampa Bay Rays say they will talk with Hillsborough County (FL) as part of a “regional discussion” to ensure the successful future of the Rays in the region.  This, of course, means talking about a new ballpark.  Read more here.

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St. Pete, Hillsborough County Disagree About Legal Ramifications of Stadium Talks

Based on the terms of the Tropicana Field lease with the Tampa Bay Rays, St. Petersburg City Attorney John Wolfe says that Hillsborough County (and any other local government) faces a lawsuit if they begin discussions with the team about a new stadium.  Hillsborough disagrees with the legal arguments being made by St. Pete.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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