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Joe Henderson: Joe Maddon says build Rays stadium in Tampa; he’s right

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I always suspected Joe Maddon, a smart man, wanted the chance to say out loud that the Tampa Bay Rays new stadium should be built in Tampa. Well, he got his chance Tuesday when he came to St. Pete as manager of the Chicago Cubs. He didn’t hold back.

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Rays stadium in Tampa won’t happen if Hillsborough County has to pay

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On the day they met with the ABC Coalition, Hillsborough County Commissioners passed a motion pledging support for a new stadium if – and when – the Rays decide to talk to them. However, a majority of the commissioners also pledged not to use public money to finance a stadium. Most experts consider the lack of public dollars an insurmountable hurdle to moving the Rays to Tampa. “It’s just not going to happen,” said Craig Sher from the ABC Coalition…

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Rays stadium in Tampa won’t happen if Hillsborough County has to pay

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On the day they met with the ABC Coalition, Hillsborough County Commissioners passed a motion pledging support for a new stadium if – and when – the Rays decide to talk to them. However, a majority of the commissioners also pledged not to use public money to finance a stadium. Most experts consider the lack of public dollars an insurmountable hurdle to moving the Rays to Tampa. “It’s just not going to happen,” said Craig Sher from the ABC Coalition…

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ABC Coalition urges St. Pete to reconsider Rays stadium report

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The chairman of the group researching a possible new Rays stadium location sent a letter to city leaders, urging them to re-consider a meeting. Two weeks ago, Mayor Bill Foster and City Council chair Leslie Curran said they would not meet with the ABC Coalition after it put the finishing touches on its final report. The Coalition was commissioned in 2008 to researching the long-term feasibility of baseball in Tampa Bay. But after it started including areas of Hillsborough County…

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Baseball coalition reveals top locations for new Rays’ stadium and Downtown St. Pete ain’t one of ’em

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A Baseball Community Coalition, a task force aimed at preserving the long-term future of Major League Baseball in the Bay Area, has revealed their top three locations for the Tampa Bay Rays to play baseball. The coalition unanimously approved these three locations: North St. Petersburg (possibly the Carillon area) Downtown Tampa Westshore area (Tampa) The three locations were picked because all three are within an easy drive time of a large population. The coalition says next they’ll meet with St.…

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Baseball coalition reveals top locations for new Rays’ stadium and Downtown St. Pete ain’t one of ’em

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A Baseball Community Coalition, a task force aimed at preserving the long-term future of Major League Baseball in the Bay Area, has revealed their top three locations for the Tampa Bay Rays to play baseball. The coalition unanimously approved these three locations: North St. Petersburg (possibly the Carillon area) Downtown Tampa Westshore area (Tampa) The three locations were picked because all three are within an easy drive time of a large population. The coalition says next they’ll meet with St.…

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