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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
No end in sight for Rays' stadium search


What's new for the Rays, their attendance, and their future home? As Marc Topkin notes, no news is bad news:
What did that ABC Coalition report report? From an editorial in the St. Pete Times:
My favorite Tropicana Field Fun Fact: the Rays' lease runs through 2027.

It's a funny thing. There's no political will in St. Petersburg to finance a new ballpark, and the team's attendance in the old ballpark is a really bad joke ... but the city is doing everything possible to keep the franchise from moving to another municipality in the region. And if there's any talk of moving the Rays completely out of Florida ... well, the howl you'll hear from the state's Congressional delegation will be its loudest since a certain someone floated the idea of privatizing Social Security.

I don't think the Rays will still be playing in Tropicana in 2027. I don't think the A's will still be playing in the Coliseum in 2027. But what happens between now and then, I'm having a hard time seeing.