Before you jump on the Rays-to-Tampa bandwagon, remember these things:
1) St. Pete has a lease with the team and neither Tampa nor Hillsborough County appear ready to go to court to break it. Pinellas County remains the most likely place for a new park.
2) Having a large chunk of land in Downtown Tampa isn't enough. You need a HUGE chunk of land. 20 acres for a stadium, 30-50 acres for parking. Having a stadium within driving distance from the center of population does the Rays no good if there's nowhere to park 10,000 cars.
3) Tampa is not Boston. Rail is not a substitute for parking.
4) Developers can give away the land for a stadium, but you still need a huge chunk of change to build the building. Developers won't offer to pay for that...and all of Hillsborough County's funds appear to be committed elsewhere.
5) The ABC Coalition asked Hillsborough County to get involved in saving the team. Commissioner Hagan's request for a meeting shouldn't come as a huge shock...it should come as a huge relief.