Redevelopment plans for the 86-acre Tropicana Field site can move forward, whether or not the Tampa Bay Rays want to continue playing at that location.
The city has two scenarios for redevelopment — one with a stadium and one without a stadium — and neither plan anticipates waiting until the Rays’ lease at the Trop ends in 2027, said Mayor Rick Kriseman, at a City Hall news conference Tuesday afternoon, just hours after the Rays announced they were scuttling plans for a potential ballpark in Ybor City.
The St. Petersburg native is an internationally-known guitarist with more than a dozen albums in his discography, and his style is singular: He plays jazz, finger-picked, on a classical (gut-string) guitar.
What I believe is at work here is that although many funds and Angels are happy to pile into rounds that are coming together, the majority don’t want to lead these rounds. It turns out, unsurprisingly, that followers are many, but leads are few.