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.