MLB: What does it take for Tampa to attract the Rays? New analysis establishes roadmap-road map

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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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: What does it take for Tampa to attract the Rays? New analysis establishes roadmap-road map