Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Report: Renovating The Trop Too Expensive

The Rays say they need a new stadium with wider concourses, better seats and a more appealing roof. Now, they've got some evidence that Tropicana Field may not be a suitable long-term home.

World-renowned stadium-builder Populous (formerly HOK) released a report Monday that estimated the cost of renovating Tropicana Field to modern stadium standards at $430 million. That includes wider concourses, better sightlines, wider seats and a retractable roof. They estimated the cost of a brand-new ballpark at $470 million.

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