Monday, February 4, 2013
The Major League Baseball team says it needs a new stadium to be successful in the Bay area. Some St. Petersburg leaders insist they must stay in the city. We want to hear what you think should happen.
It’s no secret that the Tampa Bay Rays have been talking with government officials outside of St. Petersburg about the need for a new stadium. They’ve gone on a road show of sorts, talking with officials on both the Hillsborough and Pinellas county commissions. Team management has made it clear that attendance numbers need to rise for the Rays to remain viable in the Tampa Bay area. They’ve also made it abundantly clear that Major League Baseball has lost its faith in Tampa Bay. While Hillsborough and Pinellas county officials want to lend a hand to restore that faith – and possibly a location for a shiny new stadium in their own backyards – St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster is adamantly opposed to letting the team out of its contract to play at …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays say they need a new stadium. St. Petersburg officials say the team is contractually obligated to remain at Tropicana Field for another 14 years. What do you think Gulfport? Join the conversation!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays say they need a new stadium. St. Petersburg officials say the team is contractually obligated to remain at Tropicana Field for another 14 years. What do you think should happen, Tampa Bay?
It’s a brouhaha that’s been brewing in the Tampa Bay area for years: The Tampa Bay Rays say they need a new stadium. The City of St. Petersburg holds a contract that says the Major League Baseball team is obligated to play at Tropicana Field through the year 2027. Even so, the Rays haven’t been quiet about their perceived need for a newer, better stadium. A few years back, they floated the idea of building a new stadium on St. Petersburg’s waterfront. That idea was nixed in the court of public opinion. Now, team officials are planning to meet with both the Hillsborough and Pinellas County Commissions. The Hillsborough meeting, which will be open to the public, is set up for Jan. 24. The meeting with Pinellas officials takes place Jan. 29. …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Here is a photo gallery of the recent Tampa Bay Times Home Show at Tropicana Field. The turnout seemed bigger, and there was an emphasis on remodeling.
The Tampa Bay Times Home Show seemed bigger than in recent memory, with an emphasis on kitchen and bath remodeling. There also were a lot of new products and technology in the roofing industry. Take a look at the photo gallery to see what you missed! Did you go to the home show? What did you see that like?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Monday night's opening of the Republican National Convention is delayed but not Sunday night's kickoff party in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg will not only host the national convention kickoff party for 20,000 Republicans at the Trop Sunday, it also will be ground zero for protesters seeking 15 minutes of fame. One of the larger demonstrations planned for Sunday is by local faith leaders from Tampa Bay. Organizers say they expect hundreds to join them at Mirror Lake Circle for a community vigil at 5:30 p.m. With Tropical Storm Isaac churning toward the Gulf of Mexico, the RNC opener is canceled Monday night, but the kickoff party Sunday at the Trop is scheduled to go ahead. So is the protest by faith leaders. The group will march along a designated "parade route" to the Trop for a protest. Marchers are invited to assemble along Mirror Lake Drive in St. Petersburg…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The zone is proposed from Fifth Avenue North to Seventh Avenue South and 22nd Street to the Bay during the week of Aug. 26-30. In the zone, what you carry, where you go and what you wear may be restricted.
When the Republican National Convention comes to Tampa Bay from Aug. 26-30, restrictions may be imposed to limit what people can carry, where they may go and even what they may wear within a proposed "Event Zone" in St. Petersburg. On Thursday, July 19, the City Council will start discussions about a proposed ordinance to create an "Event Zone" around Tropicana Field. It would regulate a parade route and public viewing area for the opening event, which is Aug. 26 at Trop. Within the zone, there may be bans on carrying certain items or on engaging in certain activities during the Convention. The proposed RNC event zone will extend from Fifth Avenue North to Seventh Avenue South and from 22nd Street to the Bay. According to Mark Winn, …