- catalyst for development
- local authenticity
- regional connectivity
- site accessibility
- size & geometry
- financial feasibility & development readiness
UPDATE: The Trib's Chris O'Donnell, whom I witnessed working a marathon day yesterday, adds "There is no mention of how much a new stadium may cost or how much the Rays will contribute" and the ConAgra site may be out of the mix because of the time it would take to turn over, while the Times' Charlie Frago and Rick Danielson write "taxpayer dollars a must" and the team is looking to create the next revolutionary stadium, like Camden Yards was in the early 90s.
The Rays meet with Hillsborough County's stadium search committee for the first time Friday morning. Expect many smiles and vague press conference responses to follow!
“This process document contains the vision and criteria which will guide our search," said Rays VP Melanie Lenz in a statement. "We look forward to taking a fresh look at all possibilities for our next generation ballpark.”
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