This week was the deadline to submit redevelopment plans to the St Petersburg mayor’s office for the 86 acre patch of real estate where Tropicana Field. Four groups submitted bids…including the Rays ownership group.
Their proposal includes a new stadium, housing with 5700 multi-family units, 1.4 million square feet of office, 300,000 square feet of retail, 700 hotel rooms, 600 senior living residences and a 2,500 capacity entertainment venue.
So, yay, done deal, right? Not so fast, my friend. Read this from The Tampa Bay Times: https://www.tampabay.com/sports/rays/2022/12/03/rays-tropicana-field-redevelopment-stadium-ken-welch-stu-sternberg/?outputType=amp
Now, if it actually happens, the Rays will likely require a temporary home later this decade while the new one is built.
Mo matter what, this is not the end of the story.