The recent elections in St. Petersburg are just the start of a long process, but baseball commissioner Rob Manfred remains supportive of the area’s efforts to keep major league baseball.
“I believe that Tampa-St. Pete is a viable major league market with the right facility,” Manfried said at the GM meetings as reported by the Tampa Bay Times. A January deal is expected to allow the Rays to look around the Tampa Bay area for a new stadium.
Manfred said that owner Stu Sternberg is confident an answer can be found for the Rays, who constantly are last in baseball in attendance.
“I’e said this before. My views are large derivative of Mr. Sternberg’s views,” Manfred said. He is very thoughtful and effective individual. He remains optistimistic that something can be accomplished in Tampa-St. Pete.”