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Tampa Mayor: Rays Ballpark within Reach

Tampa Bay Rays LogoTampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Thursday told a gathering of hospitality officials that a downtown ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays is within reach, despite challenges that persist.  Buckhorn’s statement followed the election defeat Tuesday of incumbent St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, who Buckhorn has said was an obstacle to the Rays looking beyond Pinellas County for a new home.  Read more here.

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Developer Unveils Proposed Plan for New Rays Park

Developer CityScape, LLC unveiled a plan for a proposed new ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays at a special meeting of the St. Petersburg (FL) City Council on Friday.  The estimated price tag for the ballpark would around $577 million and include either a retractable or fixed transparent roof.  No details were given on how the project would be financed.   Read more and view video here.

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Rays’ Concerns Go Beyond New Ballpark

St. Petersburg (FL) Mayor Bill Foster had a two-hour meeting with the Tampa Bay Rays brass on Tuesday to discuss the future of the franchise.  Surprisingly, the biggest takeaway was not the need for a new ballpark, but whether the region can support three professional sports teams.  The Rays will continue to explore all location options for a new stadium, but they want fannies in the seats now.  Read more here.

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Back to the Ballpark Table for Rays, St. Pete

We don’t expect any miracles here, but Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg and St. Petersburg (FL) Mayor Bill Foster have a meeting scheduled next Tuesday that could rekindle new ballpark talks.  Read more here and here.

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