Feb 9, 18, 11:12 AM #1
Rays getting a new Stadium?The Rays are set to host a press conference this afternoon to announce that they’ve settled on a preferred site for a new ballpark, per a report from Steve Contorno, Zack Sampson and Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Hillsborough County commissioner Ken Hagan tells Contorno that the Rays will seek to move the team from St. Petersburg to Tampa — specifically a site on the outskirts of the Ybor City neighborhood near the Channel District.
“I’m hopeful this will continue to build momentum on our effort to bring the Tampa Bay Rays to Ybor,” Hagan says, adding that an announcement on the design of a new ballpark could follow in the near future. Generally speaking, the proposed new site would seemingly be more accessible to fans in Tampa (which has a larger population than St. Petersburg) as well as those in surrounding suburbs and cities, given its proximity to public transportation and major highways, the Times trio notes.
Feb 9, 18, 11:12 AM #2
Feb 9, 18, 12:01 PM #3
- Join Date
- Sep 14
- You got BBQ back there and didn't invite me? HURT. MY. FEELINGS!
Feb 9, 18, 12:04 PM #4
Feb 9, 18, 02:21 PM #5I'll believe it when I see construction start. I hope they don't ruin Ybor in the process.
Feb 9, 18, 05:16 PM #6Maybe they'll build where that strip club was around 40th street. That would be Tampa-esk, wouldn't it?
Feb 9, 18, 08:24 PM #7