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Investment group forms to seek Tampa site for Tampa Bay Rays stadium

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A seven-person investment group has been formed to assemble downtown Tampa land for a baseball stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays, a website backing that move announced Wednesday.

BuildItDowntownTampa.org declined to name the investors until all the land is under contract, probably in late summer or early fall.

With St. Petersburg threatening to sue anyone who interferes with the Rays’ contract to play at Tropicana Field through 2027, the announcement emphasized that the investment group has not been in touch with the Rays.

“We’re hoping the lines of communication with the team can open soon so that everyone that wants to see this team remain in the Bay area can take part in the discussion,” said website spokesman Ryan Neubauer. Continue reading here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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