Here is the flabbergasting reality of the Tampa Bay Rays: They are on pace to finish with a winning record for a sixth straight season but have the lowest average attendance in the American League (17,909). By the same token, when you leave, you have to have a place to go.
The location and aesthetics of Tropicana Field in St. It’s not as easy as moving into a house five miles away. The next house we build has to be a self-sustaining home. There’s certainly been a lot of discussion, from others within baseball, that we should get the hell out of there. I am committed to doing whatever I can, until I can no longer do it, to make it work there. But if that happens, by doing that, I could be ensuring baseball is there anyhow.
Petersburg have prevented the franchise from reaching its full financial and competitive potential. FS: What are the realistic chances the Rays leave the Tampa Bay area? FS: Is it safe to say that, eventually, there has to be a new stadium in Tampa Bay or you’ll sell the club? The other side is, in fairness, we receive a lot of revenue-sharing money each year.
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