St. Pete starts World Series planning
September 14, 2020 - With the Tampa Bay Rays in first place in the American League East, St. Petersburg officials are starting to prepare for a possible World Series. The Rays were advised by Major League Baseball that any teams potentially competing in post-season play should take necessary steps to establish a "Clean Zone" — an area in which commercial activities can be regulated, illegal activities prevented and aesthetic qualities enhanced. At the request of the Rays, the City Council will consider a resolution on Thursday establishing the Clean Zone in an area generally between 8th and 19th Streets and between 1st Avenue North and 6th Avenue South. The city took similar steps during the Rays participation in the 2008 World Series and in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2019 for Rays postseason play.