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Tampa Bay Rays release description of their dream stadium site

Of all rumored sites across Tampa Bay (Tropicana Field, downtown Tampa, Tampa Park apartments, Channelside, Westshore, etc.) only the Tampa Fairgrounds might not meet the admittedly general, even vague, requirements.

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Of all rumored sites across Tampa Bay (Tropicana Field, downtown Tampa, Tampa Park apartments, Channelside, Westshore, etc.) only the Tampa Fairgrounds might not meet the admittedly general, even vague, requirements.

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Easy access to interstates (and someday mass transit). About 20 acres in size. Near Tampa Bay's principal business centers.

You have some land that fits that description? The Tampa Bay Rays might be interested.

On Thursday, nearly six weeks before the deadline, the team sent St. Petersburg a required "process document" outlining what they're looking for in their new digs.

The Rays identified six major categories that a suitable site would meet. Of all rumored sites across Tampa Bay (Tropicana Field, downtown Tampa, Tampa Park apartments, Channelside, Westshore, etc.) only the Tampa Fairgrounds might not meet the admittedly general, even vague, requirements.

Under a memorandum of understanding agreed to by the city and the Rays last month, the team had 60 days to supply this search criteria. 

Here are the categories:

*Catalyst for Development: 

*Local Authenticity

*Regional Connectivity

*Site Accessibility

*SIze and Geometry

*Financial Feasibility and Development Readiness

Read more soon on Bay Buzz. 

 

[Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:07pm]

    

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