The state-run Citizens Property Insurance covers property owners who cannot find coverage on the open market.
Problems with a vendor are leaving some policyholders with a shorter deadline than usual.
If approved, the team will pay $700 million, and the city and county will split $600 million. The plan is to break ground next fall, with the fixed-roof domed stadium to open in 2028.
In addition to a new stadium, the Rays’ revised plan calls for an increase in affordable and workforce housing.


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  2. "Cybersecurity is about reducing the complexity of things... There's data everywhere and there are events everywhere. It's just this sea of hay and you have to find that one needle," says Brian Murphy CEO & Founder, ReliaQuest.
  3. An aerial view of Ruskin homes with solar panels purchased as part of the PACE loan program. [LUIS SANTANA | Times (2019)]
  4. A year ago, Justina Worrell received a letter from the Social Security Administration saying it had overpaid her. Within 30 days, it said, she should mail the government a check or money order for $60,175.90. (Cox Media Group)
  5. Ships docked at Tampa's port. (Photo courtesy Port Tampa Bay)
  6. The Tampa Bay Rays decision to remain in St. Petersburg could mean more Hillsborough County tourist tax dollars available for other future tourism projects including new proposals for an 11-field baseball complex or an 178,000-square-foot indoor gymnasium. TIMES (2016).
  7. Salt Shack on the Bay opened in 2019 at 5415 W Tyson Ave., just south of the Westshore Marina District.
  8. Scream-A-Geddon is back for a ninth season. Spread across 60 acres in remote Pasco County, the terror park has haunted houses, a zombie paintball fight and monsters who can kidnap you, with permission.
  9. Kandy, a friendly witch in training, is the star of Busch Gardens' kid-friendly Halloween event Spooktacular. It is included with admission.
  10. This rendering released by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday shows the interior of a proposed new ballpark on the site of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
  11. The state-run Citizens Property Insurance covers property owners who cannot find coverage on the open market.
  12. An artist's rendering of the proposed Rays Stadium and redevelopment of the historic Gas Plant District
  13. Kat Wilderness performs for guests during a drag brunch at R House Wynwood in Miami in April 2022.
  14. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch speaks at Tropicana Field on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. The Rays, St. Petersburg and Pinellas County announced an agreement for a new ballpark to be built in St. Petersburg.
  15. Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg, left, steps from the podium at a Hillsborough County Commission meeting as team president Matt Silverman prepares to speak during a discussion about a potential new baseball stadium.
  16. An artist rendering of the Tampa Bay Rays' proposed stadium design for the Tropicana Field site.
  17. The gas plant (shown here are the storage tanks) and surrounding neighborhood as seen from Graham Park Towers at Ninth St. and Third Ave. S. in April 1979. The area was razed to make way for what is now Tropicana Field.
  18. The city of St. Petersburg will continue to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in town under a new stadium deal, according to the team.
  19. Two men wade through water between the beach access and Clearwater Beach on Aug. 31. Several bodies of water popped up along Clearwater Beach, an effect of Hurricane Idalia.
  20. An exterior look at the Straz Center on Thursday, June 8, 2023 in Tampa. The theater was currently featuring the broadway production of the musical Annie.
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  22. Omelets go out at Himes Breakfast House in Tampa on Thursday, January 12, 2022.
  23. Chandler Campbell, a mammal curator, holds a ball python, while Sonny Flynn, the owner and director of the Madeira Beach Alligator and Wildlife Discovery Center, watches at a temporary shelter for the center on Wednesday in Madeira Beach.
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