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« #15 : January 28, 2013, 11:06:45 AM »

Tampa Yankees avg 1800/gm attendance.Lets not move the Rays to Tampa.

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« #16 : January 28, 2013, 11:37:45 AM »

and they have been trying to build a stadium for 7 or 8 years ......

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« #17 : January 28, 2013, 11:43:54 AM »

but MLB and Stuey don't care if "fans" actually attend the games.  They want a new stadium to open up new revenue streams and make it an attraction.  Make going to a baseball game an event.

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« #18 : January 28, 2013, 12:38:03 PM »

Tampa Yankees avg 1800/gm attendance.Lets not move the Rays to Tampa.

i was under the premise that the tampa yankees were "competing" against the Rays?  who are the sounds "competing" against?

\"Lets put the O back in Country\"

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« #19 : January 28, 2013, 03:28:39 PM »

2010 article reneging thoughts about Nashville and MLB. Sounds like they have a similar market as we do. TB/STP.

 http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/ignore-speculation-mlb-interested-nashville

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« #20 : January 28, 2013, 05:30:04 PM »

but MLB and Stuey don't care if "fans" actually attend the games.  They want a new stadium to open up new revenue streams and make it an attraction.  Make going to a baseball game an event.

If the Trop was selling out, they would have no argument to break the lease.

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« #21 : January 28, 2013, 07:24:23 PM »

but MLB and Stuey don't care if "fans" actually attend the games.  They want a new stadium to open up new revenue streams and make it an attraction.  Make going to a baseball game an event.

If the Trop was selling out, they would have no argument to break the lease.

They don't have an argument to break the lease, they are making an argument to get a new stadium so the millionaires can make more millions on the backs of the fans/community.

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« #22 : January 29, 2013, 01:06:49 AM »

but MLB and Stuey don't care if "fans" actually attend the games.  They want a new stadium to open up new revenue streams and make it an attraction.  Make going to a baseball game an event.

If the Trop was selling out, they would have no argument to break the lease.

They don't have an argument to break the lease, they are making an argument to get a new stadium so the millionaires can make more millions on the backs of the fans/community.

its a good thing the "fans/community" would never vote for such a thing .. .  . .oh . . . .wait . . . . yeah, nevemind   :-[ 

Because it was some millionaire who paid to build the Trop when he got a team from MLB right . . . oh . . .  wait . .  um yeah . . . nevermind AGAIN:

"To thunderous applause, the St. Petersburg City Council took a historic leap on a hot summer day 22 years ago. The city would build a domed stadium for baseball. The cost to taxpayers: $85-million."

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/article414158.ece

No doubt the non-existent millionaires who owned the non-existent MLB team in St. Peterburg 27 years ago played Jedi mind tricks on the St. Peterburg City Council to get them to spend that $85 million of the "fans/community's" money  . . . .  . . . . .

 oh boy   ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

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« #23 : January 29, 2013, 12:29:59 PM »

You are either drunk when you post or the biggest moron to ever grace this board with his/her presence ......

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« #24 : January 29, 2013, 12:39:47 PM »

There is little doubt PeanutButterCheese Boy is the lamest poster to ever get bored so often and grace the lowly cove with his presence repeatedly.  The "oh boy's", smiley's, and ".....uh.....wait.....yeah.....nevermind" crap is laughably lame.


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« #25 : January 30, 2013, 04:00:49 AM »

Sternberg: Only 300 season-ticket holders in the city of St. Petersburg.



http://www.raysindex.com/2013/01/rays-only-have-300-season-ticket-holders-from-st-petersburg.html

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« #26 : January 30, 2013, 04:12:09 AM »

CLEARWATER --

Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said the team needs crowds equal to the league average of 30,000 to remain competitive long-term.

And that, he told Pinellas County commissioners on Tuesday, is not going to happen in St. Petersburg, where, he said, only one-quarter of Rays fans live and there are only 300 season ticket accounts for the upcoming season.

“It’s just not up to snuff,” Sternberg said.

http://www2.tbo.com/news/rays/2013/jan/29/11/tampa-bay-rays-meeting-with-pinellas-commission-to-ar-619475/

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« #27 : January 30, 2013, 11:22:38 AM »

CLEARWATER --

Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said the team needs crowds equal to the league average of 30,000 to remain competitive long-term.

And that, he told Pinellas County commissioners on Tuesday, is not going to happen in St. Petersburg, where, he said, only one-quarter of Rays fans live and there are only 300 season ticket accounts for the upcoming season.

“It’s just not up to snuff,” Sternberg said.

http://www2.tbo.com/news/rays/2013/jan/29/11/tampa-bay-rays-meeting-with-pinellas-commission-to-ar-619475/

Only 14 teams averaged more than 30K last year and 1 of those was over by 10 people (Nationals).  Guess the other 16 are S.O.L.

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« #29 : February 04, 2013, 10:05:23 AM »



ST. PETERSBURG --
1Feb2013

The proposal to build a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays in the Carillon area of St. Petersburg may not be completely dead.

According to Bay News 9's partner newspaper the Tampa Bay Times, the team is willing to look at proposals to build a stadium in the Carillon business park area - with one condition.

In exchange for giving the Carillon project another strong look, team leaders also want the go-ahead to look at locations in Hillsborough County.

    Developer reveals pitch for Carillon stadium (Sept. 28, 2012)

Rays President Matt Silverman said the team would agree to further explore the Carillon location for the right to expand their search

Late Thursday, St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster said he did not know about Silverman's pitch or any further plans from the Rays.

The move follows meetings team officials, including Rays owner Stu Sternberg, had with county commissioners in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in recent weeks.

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/2/1/rays_carillon_stadiu.html
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