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Tampa Bay Stadium Saga

Stadium news and links: Both counties focus on a new Rays stadium

Hillsborough finances come into focus, a new St. Pete location enters the fray.

Everything we know about the Rays stadium site in Ybor City

The team will make their new home in Ybor City

Hillsborough County projected to have $194 million for a Rays stadium

Could an extension of the controversial Community Investment Tax help bolster the financing for the Rays new home?

Tampa Bay Times survey: Majority of readers think Rays will relocate

The Times surveyed 1,200 readers, and 60% believe the Rays are likely to relocate out of Tampa Bay.

The Rays “sister city” plan is dead, what’s next? - DRaysBay Podcast Special

We react to the news that MLB has killed the Rays split-season plan with Montreal, then dive into what happens next

MLB kills Rays sister city plan with Montreal

The Executive Council has ruled the Rays cannot pursue splitting their season with Montreal in sudden change of opinion.

Business support for the “sister city” plan? It’s complicated

An open letter published in the Tampa Bay Times this weekend reflects business support, but how comprehensive is the list?

The new Rays Stadium in Tampa should be built on Dale Mabry Highway

The road to a new Rays stadium runs through the Yankees.

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The DRaysBay Stadium Proposal

Since there has been so much talk and very little action regarding finding the Rays a new home, DRaysBay is taking action in the stadium debate and proposing an overlooked location for a new ballpark.

Sternberg: in-stadium sign promoting Sister City plan “a big mistake”

A contrite Stuart Sternberg admits that seeking to promote this plan during the playoff run was a poor idea.

Sign of the Times: Montreal Stadium Plan Creates Fan Distraction From Division-Clinching Night

The team believes its sister-city plan is the way to keep baseball in Tampa Bay. But why are we talking about it NOW?

Plans revealed for redevelopment of Rays preferred Ybor stadium site

There is no stadium in the current plans. But plans can change.

Rays Stadium Saga: A timeline of this year’s drama

Here’s a refresher on a wild 2021 (updated, 5:00pm)

Tropicana Field site redevelopment narrowed to two proposals

Mayor Rick Kriseman has not slowed his pace on selecting the developer for re-developing the Tropicana Field site.

Montreal and the Rays: Who is for and who is against the Sister City concept

Stu Sternberg is getting sued by his co-owners over Montreal, the Mayor wants him to step down, and the Sister City concept has never looked more likely. Wait, what?

Sternberg praises Montreal progress as St. Pete Mayor, City Council stall on future stadium plans

Tropicana Field site redevelopment narrowed to four proposals

All four proposals include an option for a new Rays stadium,

St. Petersburg releases seven proposals to re-design Tropicana Field site

All seven plans have a stadium option included.

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman exposes Rays negotiating position for new stadium

The Rays thought they were negotiating in private but Kriseman brought their most recent ask to a press conference in anticipation of unveiling redevelopment plans.

City of Tampa, Rays to craft Sister City proposal by end of 2020

The aggressive deadline comes after three years of failed negotiations with Hillsborough County

Toronto Blue Jays will not stand in the way of Rays, Montreal Sister City concept

MLB Owners are lining up behind Sister City plan for Rays to split home games with Montreal.

Rob Manfred endorses Rays Sister City plan

"I am 100 percent convinced and, more importantly, the other owners have been convinced." - Rob Manfred

Rays Stadium Saga: Tropicana Field Redevelopment, Explained

The land under Tropicana Field is valuable, and whether it can be reclaimed by the city will come into play more and more in the coming months.

View from the Catwalk: Tampa Mayor Castor open to Montreal proposal

With a catch...

Silverman: Would be “better and easier” to move Rays to another city

"... we’re going through a lot of the pain and suffering"

Sternberg: Rays have $50 million to spend, won’t

Meanwhile, the press for Montreal is full steam ahead.

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg responds to Kriseman memo denying Montreal split-city proposal

Will the Rays be leaving Tampa Bay, in part or in whole?

City of St. Petersburg: The Rays will not split their season with Montreal

New Memorandum answers three important questions about the Rays’ future, but raises many more.

Meeting at the Old Police Station, Chapter One

The Invitation

Everything we have learned about the Montreal proposal

Here are all of the important details that have emerged in about the Rays plan to share their season with Montreal

Rays should tread carefully when making economic arguments in the Montreal proposal

The economics of publicly financed stadiums are a tough sell already, and only hosting 40 MLB games doesn’t help.

The Rays in Montreal: Why does this feel like a divorce?

Four reactions to the Rays proposal to split their home games between Montreal and Tampa Bay.