Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mayor Foster's Concession to the Rays

Just a few minutes ago, Mayor Bill Foster sent Rays owner Stu Sternberg a proposed amendment to the city's use agreement with the team. It would allow the two parties to consider a future stadium in the "Gateway" area of Pinellas County, generally defined as North St. Pete and unincorporated Pinellas County near the bay bridges.

Since the mayor doesn't set policy in St. Pete, city council would have to approve the amendment once the Rays signed off on it.

However, we aren't sure the Rays want anything to do with the amendment since Sternberg said last month that the team would only consider a process "that considers every ballpark site in Tampa Bay."

Foster's still not open to a search of sites outside of Pinellas County, so the plot will continue to thicken.

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