Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Selig, Sternberg to discuss stalled Rays stadium talks

ST. LOUIS — Commissioner Bud Selig said there have been no breakthroughs in the stalled talks on the Rays stadium situation, and he plans to talk soon with principal owner Stuart Sternberg to determine the next step.

"It's a situation that needs correction; there's no other way to put it," Selig said Saturday before Game 3 of the World Series. "It's a marvelous organization, competitive every year, and to be last in attendance, you have to be concerned.

"There's nothing startlingly new about that. It's a problem, and we need to solve that problem."

St. Petersburg and team officials had been talking and were believed to be close to a deal that would allow the Rays to consider potential sites in Tampa. But those talks stalled in August, and Selig said then he would consider appointing an MLB representative to get involved in the discussions.

Selig said Saturday that he had not yet decided on appointing an emissary and hadn't yet plotted a course of action.

"I don't know — Stu and I are going to talk some more," he said. "Let me get through the World Series."

Another factor in the issue could be the upcoming St. Petersburg mayoral election.

Selig announced plans to leave office in January 2015. Asked Saturday if he expected the Rays situation to be resolved by then, he replied: "I don't know. I don't. If I did, I wouldn't say tonight anyway. But I don't know."

Selig, Sternberg to discuss stalled Rays stadium talks 10/26/13 [Last modified: Monday, October 28, 2013 12:15am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. For starters: Rays looking to get even with Angels, with no TV

    Blogs

    The Rays are looking for a split in the four-game series with the Angels in today's 1:10 matinee, a game that is not on TV in the Tampa Bay market.

    RHP Matt Andriese will start for the Rays, seeking to go deeper than his last start, when he was ejected after hitting New York's Aaron Judge with his first pitch …

    Matt Andriese will start for the Rays.
  2. It's official: Bucs, Jaguars set joint practices for August

    Blogs

    It's been reported for some time, but the Bucs announced Thursday that they'll hold two joint practices with the Jaguars in Jacksonville on Aug. 14-15.

    Bucs running back Charles Sims runs against the Jaguars in a preseason game last year. The two teams had joint practice last year and will again in August.
  3. Florida Gators to host South Alabama in 2020

    Blogs

    The Florida Gators will host South Alabama in 2020, UF announced Thursday morning.

  4. Bishop McLaughlin defies expectations in getting back to state

    Baseballpreps

    SHADY HILLS — For the second time in three seasons, Bishop McLaughlin is one of the four best teams in Class 3A, but this Hurricane team couldn't be more different than its predecessor.

    Pitcher Dominic Diaz warms up his arm in practice at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill, Florida on Monday, May 22, 2017.
  5. Bucs to add linebacker from Germany for 2017 practice squad

    Blogs

    The Bucs will be part of a new NFL program this fall that will grant an 11th practice squad slot to an overseas player, with German-born Eric Nzeocha, a linebacker who played at the University of Wyoming, slated to join Tampa Bay's roster for the 2017 season.

    Wyoming linebacker Eric Nzeocha, 24, will be an 11th member of the Bucs' practice squad in 2017 as part of a program to bring more international players to the NFL. He was born in Germany but played in college at Wyoming.