On Thursday, St. Petersburg City Councilors went face-to-face with the Rays for the first time to weigh in on the deal cut between the team and Mayor Ken Welch.
The term sheet agreed upon between the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay Rays for a new stadium showcases the desire of the municipalities to carve an identity for their Major League tenant and that of the Rays to gain multiple revenue streams that currently do not exist.
It’s official - the Tampa Bay Rays are here to stay.
After continued discussions over the future of the franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays are expected to announce a deal for a new stadium in St. Pete that will open in 2028.
Chief Hillsborough County negotiator Ken Hagan says that the county will most likely make an offer within a month. Hagan believes that St. Petersburg has already made a formal offer.
The Pinellas County chapter of "Faith in Florida" held a rally outside of city hall urging city leaders to prioritize the Black community in the redevelopment of Tropicana Field.
The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly fielding offers from investors based in Tampa Bay and around the country, according to a report published on the sports news site, "The Athletic."
Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams unveiled plans for a new 45,000-seat, domed baseball stadium Tuesday afternoon. It’s part of a proposal, now four years in the making, to lure a Major League Baseball franchise to Central Florida.
Negotiators trying to bring a stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays to Hillsborough County say they are unfazed by Monday's announcement that St. Petersburg chose the team's proposed plan for redeveloping the Tropicana Field location.
Could this be the beginning of the end for the Rays stadium saga? Out of four potential developers, St. Pete’s mayor announced the Hines-Tampa Bay Rays proposal as his choice to revamp all 86 acres of the Tropicana Field site.
The cost of a new ballpark on the allotted 17 acres of land in St. Petersburg's Gas Plant District redevelopment has a price tag in the billions, and it is uncertain how it is going to be paid for, according to a spokesperson with the city.
A Tampa mega-developer filed plans with the city on Thursday to redevelop the Ybor Harbor area into a "dynamic new 33-acre mixed-use waterfront development" surrounding Ybor Channel and located just south of Adamo Drive.
Mayor Ken Welch is expected to decide on which proposal they’re moving forward with by the end of the month. Meanwhile, consultants hired by the city chose Sugar Hill and Hines/Tampa Bay Rays as the two best options that fit the city’s wants and needs.
The mayor of St. Petersburg still has a couple of weeks to decide which of four proposals he will choose for redevelopment of the Historic Gas Plant District, where the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field sits. The city's chamber of commerce, though, is ready to make its choice.
It's been months and years in the making, but St. Pete is taking its final steps to figure out what to do with the Tropicana Field site. The city narrowed down the list of possible developers to four finalists - but who are they and what are they pitching?
St. Pete city leaders are asking for the public's feedback on four proposals that would completely change the landscape at the Tropicana Field site. Residents have this month to offer their opinions before the mayor chooses one of the four potential developers.
The mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater met at the University of South Florida’s St. Pete campus Tuesday to talk about 2023 plans and how they think things across the Tampa Bay area are going.
The City of Tampa released new renderings of a one-of-a-kind baseball stadium in the middle of the proposed GasWorx District, which would link Ybor and Channelside.
The city of St. Petersburg has released plans from four developers that transform the Trop and the 86-acre part of downtown that surrounds the stadium.
The St. Petersburg mayor and city leaders are again reviewing proposals to redevelop the 86-acre Tropicana Field site. Mayor Ken Welch scrapped plans from two previously chosen developers over the summer. Now, he has four groups on the table, including previous finalist Sugar Hill Community Partners and global real estate company Hines with the Tampa Bay Rays.