A new ballpark in the area Ybor City in Tampa it would cost an estimated $892 million, according to a study commissioned by the Tampa Sports Authority. The price would cover a ballpark with a capacity of 27Kintended to be the Rays’ new home stadium for an entire season, rather than a split-season situation like the Rays’ now-sunken proposal to play in Tampa and Montreal.
The cost of Ybor City’s stadium includes a roof, which is essential for playing in Florida during the summer. The Rays would not use the stadium for spring training games, as the team may be planning a new spring camp site in nearby Pasco County:
Public revenue for the ballpark could increase with some taxes higher property prices for local developers within the “ballpark district” area, though it remains to be seen how much of the total cost would be covered by the city and how much would be covered by the Rays themselves.
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The club previously indicated that it would be willing to spend around $350 million to build a new ballpark, although that was based on the concept of a stadium costing around $700 million and in use only for the portion of the schedule. who is not from Montreal. The Rays did not issue a public comment on the TSA study.
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