Posted by: tampachamber on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce applauds Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan’s announcement of the Ybor City site as the next step in the stadium selection process to keep the Rays in Tampa Bay. “After many years of thoughtful discussion, this is an important step forward for Rays fans and our community,” said Chair Mike Griffin.  “The Chamber looks forward to continuing its leadership on this issue as we work together to mobilize the business community’s support of Rays baseball.” In addition to the Rays' faithful throughout Tampa Bay and beyond, the proposed site between Channelside and Ybor City could draw an energetic fan base who works and lives in the greater downtown Tampa area and increase the economic engine in the historic Ybor City district. Recognizing there is much more planning ahead, the Chamber thanks Hillsborough County Commissioner Hagan and Rays leadership for working tirelessly to get to this stage in negotiations. “Historic Ybor City is a central location for the new stadium,” said Chair Elect Steven Bernstein.  “Thank you to Commissioner Hagan and the Rays for their well-deserved progress.”