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Rays Present Redevelopment Plan For Tropicana Field Site - MLB Trade Rumors

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/12/rays-present-redevelopment-plan-for-tropicana-field-site.html

 

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The Rays issued a press release today outlining plans for a redevelopment of the Gas Plant District, where Tropicana Field is located. The Rays’ proposed plan, which is in conjunction with real estate development firm Hines, is one of four proposed projects submitted to the office of St. Petersburg mayor Ken Welch for review, according to Colleen Wright and Rebecca Liebson of the Tampa Bay Times.

According to the release, the proposed project will feature “more than 5,700 multifamily units, 1.4 million square feet of office, 300,000 square feet of retail, 700 hotel rooms, 600 senior living residences, a 2,500 person entertainment venue, and various civic uses.” It goes on to say this will include “more than 850 affordable and workforce housing units on-site” as well as other features.

To be clear, the proposal does not represent any agreement with the city. Wright and Liebson write that the mayor’s office is expected to make a decision after reviewing all four proposals by the end of January. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes that the Rays’ proposed project would likely come with a price tag in excess of $1 billion. Once the mayor’s office chooses a target developer, a term sheet would need to be drawn up for presentation to the City Council for approval. Wright and Liebson suggest that process could carry into next September or October, illustrating there’s plenty more work to be done before embarking on any of these projects.

 

Looks like the latest version is redeveloping the current Trop site.

 

https://www.tampabay.com/news/st-petersburg/2022/12/02/four-developers-apply-by-deadline-redevelop-st-petersburgs-tropicana-field/

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They should just build a floating stadium that can ferry to Tampa and pick up the whiny bitches there who claim the drive is just too far to get to at pete and then hold the games out in the middle of the gulf so fans in boats can risk being eaten by a bull shark when going for home runs in the water

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2 hours ago, hovertical said:

They should just build a floating stadium that can ferry to Tampa and pick up the whiny bitches there who claim the drive is just too far to get to at pete and then hold the games out in the middle of the gulf so fans in boats can risk being eaten by a bull shark when going for home runs in the water

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4 hours ago, hovertical said:

They should just build a floating stadium that can ferry to Tampa and pick up the whiny bitches there who claim the drive is just too far to get to at pete and then hold the games out in the middle of the gulf so fans in boats can risk being eaten by a bull shark when going for home runs in the water

 

Maybe they can float it out to international waters and include a full casino.....that might get them some fans.

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https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2023/01/rays-proposed-stadium-redevelopment-plan-receives-support-of-st-petersburg-mayor.html

 

St. Petersburg mayor Ken Welch announced this morning he’s selected the Rays’ proposed plan for redevelopment of St. Petersburg’s Gas Plant District (link via Colleen Welch of the Tampa Bay Times). The Rays had partnered with real estate development firm Hines for a proposed project, one of four such proposals submitted to the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office in early December.

The selection does not represent a firm commitment between the Rays and the city of St. Petersburg for a new stadium. The organization still needs the approval of a term sheet by the city council, and Wright indicates that’s not expected to be decided upon until at least the summer. The mayor’s office selection of the Rays’ proposal over the other three under consideration represents a step forward in those negotiations, however.

 

More at the link above.

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