Will the Tampa Bay Rays’ new stadium problem be finally resolved?
The Tampa Bay Times, a leading media outlet in the Tampa Bay area, reported on the 19th (Korean time) that the Rays team plans to soon announce plans for the construction of a new stadium.
The Rays team also announced on the same day that it plans to make an official announcement a day later along with its local governments, the City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County.메이저놀이터
According to information first revealed through local media, they are planning to announce plans to build a new stadium in St. Petersburg, their current hometown.
The stadium will be built as a closed dome stadium, taking into account the rainy weather in Florida. Construction is scheduled to proceed with the goal of opening in 2028 with a capacity of 30,000 seats.
The current home stadium, Tropicana Field, is under lease until 2027.
The new stadium will be built near Tropicana Field, and will be built as part of the city of St. Petersburg’s downtown development plan.
Construction costs are expected to cost $1.2 billion and will be shared by the Rays, the city of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County.
Race has not found an investor at this point, but it is reported that there are investors who are interested.
Tampa Bay has been pursuing the construction of a new stadium for over 10 years.
There was even a plan to create a dual home base by joining forces with Montreal, Quebec, Canada, but it was aborted due to failure to obtain approval from the Major League Secretariat.
A move to Tampa, a larger city in the same region, was also considered, but in the end, the team chose to remain in their current hometown of St. Petersburg.