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Tampa Mayor asks Rays to meet about new stadium

Tampa mayor Bill Foster has requested a meeting with Rays owner Stuart Sternberg to talk about the new stadium.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Tampa Bay mayor Bill Foster has asked for a meeting with Rays owner Stuart Sternberg to discuss the new stadium, which was revealed on Friday, Sept. 28.

Foster wrote in a letter to Sternberg, via Tampa Bay Times:

"Given the time and monetary commitment CityScape has made, I think it would be prudent for us to meet soon to determine if we can find any common ground for the Rays and the city to explore this potential opportunity to address the Rays' future facility requirements."

It is unclear yet whether or not the team will take up Foster on his offer.

Developer Darryl LeClair, owner of CityScape, proposed an air-conditioned stadium with 35,000 seats and either a retractable or fixed window pane roof. The stadium would be located at the Carillon business park, surrounded by offices, apartments, retail stores and a hotel.

The Rays are contractually obligated to play at Tropicana Field through 2027.

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