Ray's Stadium Plans

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    Ray's Stadium Plans

    The Ray's unveil their plans for a $892 million stadium in YBor City, complete with a translucent roof.

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    I read that it will be the smallest stadium in MLB. But it should be sufficient for their crowd sizes.

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    Hope the AC is good in that thing.

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    Build it and they will come?

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    They don't have any funding in place though do they?

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    Anything has to be better than Tropicana Field, even a spaceship.

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    So their not going to Montreal?

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    I attended 3 games at Tropicana Field. I didn't think it was that terrible. I like that it was unique and that I could actually hear the heckler behind home plate (I was in the outfield). It was also cool to see a pop fly hit something hanging from the ceiling during the middle of live action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    So their not going to Montreal?
    They have a blueprint, not funding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    So their not going to Montreal?
    Id think we see a team in Mexico somewhere before a team in Canada again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    They don't have any funding in place though do they?
    Not that I know of. I doubt they'll get it from the taxpayers of Hillsborough County or the state.

    It looks like they are trying to force Tampa Bay's hand by coming up with this grandiose thing and putting it in Ybor. Instead, me thinks they'll get a foot. I'm thinking the Charlotte Rays in 2028.

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    Was Tropicana built for the Rays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    Was Tropicana built for the Rays?
    It was built with the idea of drawing an MLB team as a tenant but it opened 8 years before the Rays began playing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    It was built with the idea of drawing an MLB team as a tenant but it opened 8 years before the Rays began playing there.
    It was basically used to scare other fan bases into financing new stadiums for their teams. It started with the White Sox, but funding for Pac Bell/AT&T Park and Safeco was obtained by waving the Trop around, too. In 1992, the Giants actually had a deal to relocate here, but backed out at the last minute.

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