What the #Rays headline isn't telling you is the deadline is 7yrs away! http://t.co/5oaqjyOrbT pic.twitter.com/weGrIHWFKKAll Sternberg said is - sometime in the next seven years - he'll need to start looking at 2028 stadium options. Which is no surprise, given the team's current contract with St. Pete prohibits the Rays from exploring any move prior to 2028.
— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) February 22, 2015
So in short: Sternberg said he'd continue to honor the team's business deal and will spend the next seven years if necessary trying to improve it. At least that's better than his previously-mentioned alternative.