Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Baby Step Toward a Pinellas Stadium

On Tuesday, a new Board of County Commissioners in Pinellas discussed extending the bed tax available to stadium projects past its current expiration date of 2015. While they didn't even mention replacing Tropicana Field, the extension is seen as a vital step in protecting the county's funding infrastructure for a new stadium.

It's infrastructure that Hillsborough County and Tampa don't have, as the bonds on Raymond James Stadium and the St. Pete Times Forum don't expire until 2027.

However, from the tone of the anti-tax emails Pinellas commissioners have received, you'd think they'd already broken ground on The Trop 2. Read the emails and more on this story here.

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