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Pinellas County greenlights further Toytown research listen

06/02/09 Amy Beeman
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Pinellas County Commission voted unanimously today to allow further study at the site of the former landfill called Toytown, a potential location for the possible new Tampa Bay Rays stadium. While there have been no official talks or proposals regarding the stadium, unofficially, there is buzz around the prospect of a new Rays stadium being built on the northeastern St. Petersburg site.

A partner with Bear Creek Capital, the development company who will continue the research, Bill Tip...

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Toytown landfill site sold to developers listen

07/01/08 Concetta DeLuco and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Pinellas County Commission today approved the sale of the Toytown landfill site to a trio of developers. The site could even be the future location of a new stadium for the Rays.

Last week the Rays plans for a waterfront stadium were put on hold. Robert Stewart, chairman of the Pinellas County Commission, asked one of the three partners that will develop the site, whether the Toytown site might be an alternative stadium location.

Another development partner is the Industrial Realty...

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Rays ask tourism board for $100 million listen

06/11/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The financial plan for the new waterfront stadium proposed by the Tampa Bay Rays hinges on the extension of two taxes, including Pinellas County’s tourist development tax. Today in Clearwater, the county’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) heard the Rays’ request for $100 million.

TDC members were briefed by Assistant County Attorney Dennis Long about the Rays' request to use funds from Pinellas County’s 5 percent tourist development tax, also known as the hotel bed tax.

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