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Rays owner says if he gets enough naming-rights cash, maybe he’ll only demand $400m in public subsidies | Field of Schemes

No, this isn’t an April Fools prank.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2018 at 12:27 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rough Carrigan Posted: April 02, 2018 at 06:47 PM (#5647223)
Once a scumbag Wall Street bastard always a scumbag Wall Street bastard.
   2. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 02, 2018 at 06:54 PM (#5647225)
They should just call it Steinbrenner Field in honor of the man who paid the bills.
   3. ptodd Posted: April 02, 2018 at 07:19 PM (#5647231)
Maybe MLB teams who shafted shafted FA this year can contribute 15 million each to a new stadiun for the Rays instead of going to tax payers.

In return Rays get less revenue sharing dollars
   4. eddieot Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:38 AM (#5647382)
Shades of Loria. F--- him.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: April 04, 2018 at 02:13 AM (#5647825)
If I read it right, it's even skeezier than it sounds. If they build him a stadium, if they line up a $250 M naming rights contract and then if they give him that money, then he might pay $400 M towards a stadium instead of $150.
   6. Bhaakon Posted: April 04, 2018 at 03:01 PM (#5648140)
When you're living in 1998 and everyone else is living in 2018.
   7. Cris E Posted: April 04, 2018 at 03:36 PM (#5648183)
So what you're saying is somewhere out there is a successful business man with $150m burning a hole in his pocket who'd like to take the load off the taxpayers in exchange for 8300 fans per night seeing his name in lights. Intriguing concept. I sure hope laying it out here in the press like this makes it more likely he'll increase his offer instead of asking for the taxpayers to foot more of the bill so he could get a lower advertising rate.

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