Tagged: ‘Tampa Bay’

Rays start crowdsourcing stadium ideas, so long as they’re ideas they already want
February 1st, 2017 at 3:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg is clearly in the "building momentum" part of his new-stadium campaign: After making a nearly endless list of possible stadium sites (without discussing yet how any of them would be paid for, because that gets people thinking about price, and you always want to...

Hillsborough candidates agree: Tax somebody to pay for Rays stadium, just not sure who
February 1st, 2017 at 3:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** The invaluable Noah Pransky of WTSP-TV (and the Shadow of the Stadium blog) has polled candidates for the Hillsborough County commission (that's the county with Tampa in it) on where they stand on public funding for a new Rays stadium, and the survey says: Sandy Murman (District 1 incumbent): Opposed...

Rays owner conducted study of moving to Montreal, says a guy
February 1st, 2017 at 3:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** So on Sunday, this happened: â?¦1/3 Sérieux! Stewart Sternberg, propriétaire des Rays de Tampa Bay a RÃ?CEMMENT financé une étude de viabilité d'un stade à Griffin Town. â?? Pierre Trudel (@trudelpierre) November 6, 2016 â?¦2/3 Sternberg est l'actionnaire principal (48%) des Rays qu'il souhaite déménager et non...

St. Pete mayor says “no bidding war” for Rays, as counties launch big ol’ bidding war
February 1st, 2017 at 2:57 PM
***PHOTO1***The minute that St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman handed the Tampa Bay Rays the right to buy out their lease clause in St. Peterburg and seek a new stadium elsewhere in the local area, it was clear that team owner Stuart Sternberg would be seeking to set up a bidding...

Manfred drops R-word regarding Rays, sports world fails to freak out
February 1st, 2017 at 2:48 PM
***PHOTO1***I've picked on MLB commissioner Rob Manfred before for being really bad at levying relocation threats in order to shake loose stadium subsidies, one of the two main jobs of a sports commissioner. (The other, of course, is levying lockout threats in order to shake loose union concessions.) But maybe,...