CLEARWATER — County officials juggling the Pinellas bed tax could soon face another request for dollars, this time to keep at least two Major League Baseball teams in the county for spring training.
TAMPA — Echoing an upbeat tone he set on opening day, Rays owner Stuart Sternberg told Tampa business leaders the team is growing its fan base — from the bottom up.
Whatever attendance problems the Tampa Bay Rays have encountered, whatever slings and arrows Tropicana Field has suffered, not much complaining comes from Section 301.
ST. PETERSBURG — A relaxed, smiling Stuart Sternberg hinted at more upbeat relations with the city of St. Petersburg Tuesday, shortly before the Tampa Bay Rays' home opener at Tropicana Field.
ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay Rays fans spent 100 million hours last year going to games or watching them on television. For many, baseball adds to quality of life just as surely as weather, water and sand.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium's proposal for a $160 million new home poses a far-reaching question about civic finance: Can Pinellas County support both dolphins and Rays?
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.
ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Bill Foster finally got his meeting with Tampa Bay Rays owner Stu Sternberg, but both men kept details secret.
The Tampa Bay Times last week asked around to businesses, politicians and others to gain a sense of who holds season tickets to the Tampa Bay Rays. Here are the results.
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG
ST. PETERSBURG — In baseball, 300 represents batting excellence; in bowling, perfection. Hollywood immortalized 300 martyred Spartans. With a single jab, however, Stuart Sternberg recently gave 300 a black eye in St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Rays owner, who wants out of Tropicana Field, let drop that only 300 …