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Saturday, February 09, 2019

Commissioner says MLB is open to new Rays stadium in St. Petersburg

The Brinks truck wasn’t big enough.

Manfred said he was “disappointed” the Rays and Tampa leaders couldn’t work out a deal for the Ybor site by the Dec. 31 expiration of the “free look” agreement. He sent a strongly worded letter to Hillsborough officials pointing out how their offer was incomplete in advance of the Rays announcing in December that they were ending talks.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 09, 2019 at 07:35 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: rays, stadium financing

Thursday, October 25, 2018

MLB’s Manfred still confident a Rays stadium will rise in Ybor

Maybe he just needs MLB to start talking contraction again. Of course, the regular flim flam job will probably get a deal done.

“I think we have some work to do in terms of getting a financing plan together that will get that stadium built.

“But I remain confident if anybody can get it done in Tampa Bay, it’s Stu. Nobody is working harder at it.’’

Jim Furtado Posted: October 25, 2018 at 10:12 AM | 9 comment(s)
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