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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Tampa Bay Rays no longer negotiating split-season; declined renewed Tampa stadium talks

The Tampa Bay Rays will not split their home games between St. Petersburg and Montreal until at least 2028, according to a memo St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman sent to City Council Wednesday.

“Negotiations between the City of St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Rays Organization related to the ‘shared season’ concept have concluded. Both parties have agreed that the best path forward is to abide by the existing use agreement with the understanding that the agreement allows for the Rays Organization to explore post-2027 split or full season opportunities, both in St. Petersburg and elsewhere,” Kriseman wrote.

That means the team can negotiate a split-season plan, but only for seasons after the team’s contract with the city to play ball at Tropicana Field expires in 2027.

Kriseman said the Rays also declined an offer to let the team resume stadium exploration in Hillsborough County and Tampa.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 04, 2019 at 03:55 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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