Tampa Bay Times: Rays’ Ybor Stadium Could Spur Development; County Asks Mlb to Support Deal

December 06, 2018

O’Melveny partner Irwin Raij drafted a letter on behalf of Tampa Bay local leaders to the Commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred and Rays owner Stu Sternberg encouraging their support for the proposed Ybor City ballpark. Raij wrote that the current proposal, “represents what leadership believes the community could support.” This includes an $892 million price tag, a 50,000 sq. ft. sports medicine facility, and a $3 million annual rent payment from the Rays for stadium maintenance.

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