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Rays Stadium Debate

Matt Silverman, baseball operations president for the Tampa Bay Rays, said Friday afternoon there is "good momentum" toward reaching stadium deal, despite Thursday's failed City Council vote. [Times]

Rays' Matt Silverman: Talks with St. Petersburg will continue despite failed vote on stadium deal

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: Matt Silverman, baseball operations president for the Tampa Bay Rays, said Friday afternoon there is "good momentum" toward reaching stadium deal, despite a failed City Council vote. Silverman said he expects talks with the city to continue "as we work toward an agreeable outcome." ... ST. PETERSB …

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St. Petersburg City Council rejects Rays stadium search deal

ST. PETERSBURG — The stadium standoff continues. Baseball's uncertain future in Tampa Bay has grown more complicated and — if possible — more testy. The St. Petersburg Cit …

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Romano: City Council says no to Rays deal with potential development windfall

The deal is off the table, and you should blame City Council members. You might also want to praise them. For, in baseball terms, they got a save. An issue raised by St. Petersb …

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  1. MLB commissioner Manfred encouraged about potential for new Rays stadium

    Blogs

    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said today  he is encouraged about political support and potential for a new stadium for the Rays in the Tampa Bay area.

    Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred talks to reporters before an April 8 Mariners-Angels game in Seattle.
  2. Top agent Boras again says Rays should be in Montreal

    Blogs

    Though the Rays are pushing for a deal to explore sites for a new stadium around the Tampa Bay area, top baseball agent Scott Boras renewed his pitch for them to move instead to Montreal.

  3. Sternberg calls deal fair, says with no new stadium team likely to be sold, moved

    Blogs

    Having finally reached what he considers a fair agreement with St. Petersburg to look for stadium sites in Tampa, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg restated his confidence in the Tampa Bay area as a strong market for Major League Baseball.

  4. Rays tell business leaders MLB revenue-sharing sustains the team, to the growing annoyance of other owners

    Blogs

    Cash in the form of Major League Baseball revenue-sharing is sustaining the Tampa Bay Rays, but the patience of other team owners is running low as they wait for the Rays to secure a new ballpark.

  5. Hagan says Rays stadium issue "borderline dire"

    Blogs

    Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Ken Hagan, who has been active in seeking to position his county as an option for a new Tampa Bay Rays stadium, said the situation has become "borderline dire."

  6. Hagan, Buckhorn ready to talk if St. Petersburg and Rays agree to allow broader stadium site search

    Blogs

    Two of Hillsborough’s top elected officials stand ready to talk if the Tampa Bay Rays and city of St. Petersburg reach an agreement to let the team explore possible stadium sites outside of Pinellas County.

  7. Tropicana Field: The next big urban mixed use development?

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Thirty years ago, St. Petersburg took a leap of civic faith when it leveled a low-income neighborhood to attract a baseball team.

  8. Rift between St. Petersburg mayor, council widens at meeting on Tampa Bay Rays

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — It didn't take long before emotions ran hot during Thursday's meeting between Mayor Bill Foster and the City Council, exposing a rift that keeps widening on the Tampa Bay Rays.

  9. Tampa says it can potentially contribute $100 million for a Rays stadium

    Local Government

    TAMPA — A Chamber of Commerce task force studying baseball stadium financing recently asked Tampa City Hall what it could contribute, in theory, to a new ballpark.