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.
Mayor Buckhorn: "Tampa will compete hard for Rays, but keeping them in the Bay Area is the biggest priority." pic.twitter.com/I10sPMiWd8— Bay News 9 (@BN9) January 15, 2016
The less "competing" Tampa does with St. Pete, the better for taxpayers. #Rays https://t.co/J9jVVnJhNC— Shadow of Stadium (@StadiumShadow) January 15, 2016
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