- True Regional Approach Toward the Rays (Pinellas & Hillsborough are still bidding against each other)
- Transparency From the Rays Regarding Money (We still have no idea how much public cash the team wants)
- Less Heavy-Handedness from Editorial Boards and Sports Talk Hosts (Hey, this actually happened!)
How long can we enjoy this silence? Who knows, but the Tampa Bay Times' annual editorial pleading for stadium progress was pretty mild this time around.
So my "three things the Stadium Saga needs" hasn't really changed since 2015. Regional collaboration, transparency, and fewer political criticisms remain the path forward for anyone hoping to keep the Rays here long-term in a way that makes financial sense for the region.
PREVIOUS NEW YEARS' EDITORIALS:
2015 Times: Year of hope in Stadium Saga
2015 Times: St. Pete needs to let Rays look this year
2015 Trib: Stadium progress is hope for new year
2015 Shadow of the Stadium: Three things the debate needs this year
2014 Times: Kriseman should solve stalemate "within months"
2014 Trib/Times: Time for progress
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