Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 9/29/12
Friday was the day St. Petersburg developer, CityScape LLC, made their pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays and the public on a stadium proposal. But after their pitch was made, many questions and concerns still remained If anyone has ever driven through Carillon, they would ask, “How the heck will they fit a stadium in here?” The proposed stadium site in the Carillon park area of North St. Petersburg contains several business and residences with winding two-lane roads not suitable enough for stadium traffic. Publix Supermarket, Courtside Grille, Tropical Smoothie, Regions Bank, and Suntrust Bank are all targets of being replaced by the developer to use it as the stadium’s retail and residential space. The developing group also provided several options for the style of roof and back wall they are proposing the stadium to have: Option 1: Retractable, transparent roof and retractable, transparent wall, $577 million Option 2: Fixed, transparent roof and retractable, transparent wall, $54...
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