Stu Sternberg released a statement that read:
We appreciate the time and attention that Mayor Kriseman, Chairman Gerdes and the rest of the City Council have dedicated to this issue. We have spent many months working towards an agreement, so it is disappointing not to be able to move forward cooperatively with St. Petersburg.Disappointment, sure. Surprise, no. Sternberg and the Rays know exactly what it will take to get a deal done:
Three Ways the #Rays Can Force the Stadium Issue with #StPete: http://t.co/9xtg6GabPD #SportsBiz #TampaBay #MLB #Tampa #FlaPolAre any of those three ideas worth it for the team? I don't know. But since they can't make plans to build a stadium in Montreal 13 years out, I'm guessing we'll have plenty of time to figure it out.
— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) March 28, 2015