Tampa Bay Rays

The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., December 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida GOP chair is subject of rape investigation The chair of Florida’s Republican Party, Christian Ziegler, is the subject of a rape investigation. A heavily redacted incident report from the Sarasota Police Department has several...
Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice

Pinellas Commissioner Charlie Justice wants more details on Rays funding proposal

Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice wants to see more details about the proposed tax subsidies for a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark before he commits to voting for it, he said Tuesday on WMNF WaveMakers...

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.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., September 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rays stadium The Rays are going to make a major announcement today regarding a deal to build a new stadium in downtown St. Petersburg with contributions from the team, the city of St. Petersburg, and...

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...
Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch (right) and Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

St. Pete mayor on the redevelopment of the Gas Plant District and the possibility of keeping the Rays

St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch speaks with WMNF about what to expect from the redevelopment of the Gas Plant District.

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.

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...
St. Petersburg and Tampa Mayors

Mayors of St. Petersburg and Tampa weigh in on Rays and other issues

The mayors of the region’s two largest cities answered questions Friday from Tampa Tiger Bay Club members. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor spoke about a range of topics like the Tampa...
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Bay area mayors weigh in on Rays & arming teachers

The mayors of the three largest cities in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties disagree with Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri about arming teachers. Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn, St. Petersburg’s Rick Kriseman and Clearwater’s George Cretikos responded Thursday to the question...

Tampa business leaders make the case for an Ybor City ballpark

Although regular season Major League Baseball has been ongoing in Florida for more than twenty-five years now, a compelling argument could be made that it really hasn’t been much of a success. While both the...
Ybor stadium

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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