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I guess Kathleen Ford was right about one thing: St. Petersburg Council advised not to meet with baseball coalition

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The St. Petersburg City Council was advised this week not to meet with a coalition of businessmen and community leaders who are recommending that the Tampa Bay Rays need a new baseball stadium.

Any discussions about a new stadium “should be between the Rays and the City,” City attorney John Wolfe and senior administrator Rick Mussett wrote Tuesday in a memo to the City Council.

“No third party should be interfering” with the lease agreement on Tropicana Field, “and the city should not condone or permit, directly or indirectly, any such third party interference.” For the rest of Stephen Nohlgren’s story, please click here.

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