Thursday, June 24, 2010

St. Pete Mayor Replies to Rays

Mayor Bill Foster has returned the Rays' opening volley in their campaign for a new, more centrally-located stadium.

"I do agree the Rays are a 'regional asset,' and will work tirelessly with the political and business leaders of Tampa Bay in support of this club," Foster wrote in a letter to Rays' owner Stu Sternberg. "However, there is no resident of the entire region who has given up more in this quest for baseball than the resident of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County.

"The taxpaying residents of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in support of Major League Baseball and the Rays, and above all else, their interests will always come first."

Read more, including the mayor's entire letter, here.


  1. At least you have a mayor who cares about taxpayers. That's more than the residents of Santa Clara, CA had.

  2. Here we go again the Rays want a new stadium.I suppose the owners want the little people to foot the bill for them.I have an Idea why don't they build it themselves,I am sure they have rich friends who would like to invest in a money making deal.Sternberg needs to go to them not us little people,it's bad enough paying to get into a game but just try and eat in there prices are so high for food/soda.I say no to them built it somewhere else.Hey maybe down in Charlotte county where they moved for spring training,they didn't care about the people in St pete then.