Saturday, January 16, 2016

St. Pete's Approved Rays Deal - the Day After the Day After

Focus on Tampa Park Apartments
A day after the Tampa Bay Times looked at possible Tampa stadium locations, both the Times and the Tampa Tribune took a deeper dive into the pros and cons of everyone's new favorite frontrunner, the Tampa Park Apartments, wedged between Tampa's Channelside district and Ybor City.

In theory, the site makes sense...but Hillsborough County still doesn't have any money to build a stadium. 

Buckhorn Press Conference
As expected, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn touted the possibilities of a Downtown Tampa stadium, as he's done ever since he began his mayoral campaign five years ago

But calling the financing "a complicated transaction," Buckhorn also reiterated a stance we've heard more and more from him over the last 12-18 months: "I can’t tell you how we’re going to pay for this."

The mayor continues his retreat from full-on cheerleading a new stadium given the general statewide contempt for stadium subsidies. After all, a fat check from Tampa taxpayers won't do any wonders for his gubernatorial hopes.


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  1. Whoever wins the competition is the loser.

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