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The Scoop: Wed., September 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Rays stadium The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they are staying in St. Petersburg. Yesterday the team laid out plans for a new stadium at the site of Tropicana Field. However, taxpayers are wondering...

Tampa Bay Rays announce plans for new St. Pete stadium, redevelopment of surrounding district

The Tampa Bay Rays are staying in St. Petersburg. The team announced plans for a new stadium at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.

Activists at Juneteenth rally demand St. Pete keeps promises to the Black community.

Yesterday community organizers in St. Petersburg gathered to celebrate Juneteenth coming up on Monday, which was made a federal holiday two years ago to celebrate the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Event organizers...

MLB rejects Rays’ hopes to split seasons between Tampa Bay & Montreal

Major League Baseball has rejected the Tampa Bay Rays' idea to split future seasons between the Tampa Bay region and Montreal.

Part one: Interview with St. Petersburg mayor-elect Ken Welch

Mayor-elect Ken Welch has spent 20 years on the Pinellas County Commission, representing his hometown of St. Petersburg. Now he’ll be sworn in as the city of St. Pete’s first Black mayor. Community celebrations had...

Tampa Bay Rays: Will they stay or will they go?

The Tampa Bay Rays appear to be headed to the World Series playoffs for the second year in a row. And if they do, the pressure will be on to do whatever it takes to...
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Rays expect taxpayers to fund much of team’s proposed Ybor stadium

On Tuesday afternoon the Tampa Bay Rays unveiled their proposed Ybor City baseball park; according to the Rays, the project would cost $892 million, about a third of which would be the cost of the...
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Rays president tries to sell St. Pete crowd on Ybor stadium

The Tampa Bay Rays hope to abandon St. Pete for a new baseball stadium in Ybor City and have much of it paid for with public funds; team co-president Brian Auld faced a Suncoast Tiger...
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Buckhorn and Kriseman weigh in on Rays and transit

The mayors of the Tampa Bay region’s two largest cities agree that transportation is a huge issue and roads shouldn’t be the only solution; Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn and St. Pete’s Rick Kriseman spoke Friday at the...

St. Pete City Council rejects deal for Rays to explore stadium sites in Hillsborough and Pinellas

St. Pete City Council rejects deal for Rays to explore stadium sites in Hillsborough and Pinellas

St. Pete to hold workshop to examine Tampa Bay Rays’ Trop lease

St. Petersburg’s major league baseball team has threatened to leave the area. WMNF’s Josh Holton reports, yesterday the St. Pete City Council decided to schedule a workshop to overview the existing lease with the Tampa...

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