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Rays Stadium Debate

Mayor Rick Kriseman’s deal lets the Rays look in Hillsborough. The City Council will vote the plan tonight.

No rubber stamp from City Council for St. Petersburg's deal with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Rubber stamps appear to be scarce at City Hall. A week after delaying a vote so that council members could get comfortable with a deal to allow the Tampa Bay Rays to look across the bay for a new stadium, Mayor Rick Kriseman still might not have the five votes he needs to secure the deal. Going int …

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  1. St. Petersburg City Council rejects Rays stadium search deal

    Local Government

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

    Rays President Brian Auld addresses the St. Pete City Council as Mayor Rick Kriseman looks on before Thursday's vote.
 [JOHN PENDYGRAFT | Times]
  2. No rubber stamp from City Council for St. Petersburg's deal with Rays

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rubber stamps appear to be scarce at City Hall.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman’s deal lets the Rays look in Hillsborough. The City Council will vote the plan tonight.
  3. Romano: Rays deal is a risk for St. Pete, but one that a city on the rise can handle

    Local Government

    "I believe it is a risk, but it is more of an opportunity."

    The Rays are seeking the city’s approval to seek a new site for a stadium so they can move out of Tropicana Field.
  4. Pinellas commission puts off decision on tourism tax, spending cap

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — Facing opposition from an array of community leaders, Pinellas County commissioners on Tuesday tabled a decision on whether to cap how much tourist tax money can be spent on capital projects such as stadiums and aquariums.

  5. Could Tampa Bay Rays stadium be funded by sixth cent of tourist tax?

    Tourism

    The Tampa Bay Rays face nothing but obstacles in searching for a new home in Tampa.

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, left, and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman talk with Rays president Matt Silverman before Buckhorn threw the ceremonial first pitch at a September game. A sixth cent on tourism taxes could be crucial if the Rays want to build a new bay area stadium.
  6. Clutch Hitters urge St. Petersburg council to approve stadium deal with Rays

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Clutch Hitters, a business group formed six years ago to support the Tampa Bay Rays, urged the St. Petersburg City Council this week to approve Mayor Rick Kriseman's proposed stadium search agreement with the team.

  7. Romano: Kriseman's deal with Rays is about more than just the cash

    Local Government

    The money doesn't add up, and there's no getting around that.

    In negotiating a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman had two goals in mind: to get the best possible deal he could for the city while trying to guarantee that major-league baseball would remain in this market for the long haul.
  8. 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.

  9. Vote on Rays stadium deal is delayed a week

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — A day after announcing what he called an unprecedented agreement to let the Tampa Bay Rays look for stadium sites in Hillsborough County, Mayor Rick Kriseman asked the City Council on Wednesday to delay a vote on the deal for a week.

    Brian Auld, president of the Tampa Bay Rays, right, and St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman, left, on Tuesday announced an agreement which allows the Rays to look at potential new stadium sites in Hillsborough and Pinellas. [MAURICE RIVENBARK | Times]
  10. Sternberg: If deal fails, Rays may leave area

    The Heater

    SAN DIEGO — Having spent years working toward the agreement for permission to look for new stadium sites, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg remains confident that with a perfectly designed and located new ballpark, baseball can be a smashing success in the Tampa Bay area.

    Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said that Thursday’s council vote remains “a big hurdle.”