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Rays Stuck At The Trop Till 2027

The Rays are not moving anyplace and are likely stuck in Tropicana Field through 2027

White the headline talks up a possible move, this interview of Rays owner Stuart Sternberg by Foxs Jon Paul Morosi seems pretty unequivocal: the Rays arent going anyplace and Sterberg is more focused on beginning to lay the groundwork for the Rays ballpark which comes after that iron-clad lease on Tropicana Field expires in 2027.

About that date, Sternberg says:

Its far, but its not that far because I cant in 2026 snap my fingers and all of a sudden have a place to play. The groundwork needs to be done, starting very soon. Youve got to figure out the proper location, whether its 10 yards from where were playing or 30 miles. Then you have to figure out if its feasible. Then you have to go through the approvals and everything else. Even if you have a location, just to get that OKd takes years. Then it takes years to actually build the thing. At some point in the next few years, weve got to have it figured out.

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports Pro Hardball Talk



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