Tampa Bay Rays’ plan to play half-season in Montreal is useless: Report

The Tampa Bay Rays’ bid to separate the season between the Tampa Bay space and Montreal by 2024 is useless, based on St. Petersburg, Fla., Mayor Rick Kriseman, the Tampa Bay Instances reported on Wednesday.

“Each events have agreed that one of the best path ahead is to abide by the prevailing use settlement,” Kriseman wrote in a memo to metropolis council. “In accordance with the prevailing use settlement, ought to the Rays Group want to proceed exploration of the shared season idea with Montreal, that exploration have to be restricted to the 2028 season and past.”


MLB pre-season video games have drawn massive crowds to the Olympic Stadium in recent times.

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The Main League Baseball group introduced throughout the summer time its want to discover enjoying half the season’s dwelling video games in two new, open air ballparks, one someplace within the Tampa Bay space and the opposite in Montreal. The group’s need, stated principal-owner Stu Sternberg on the time, was to have the association in place in time for the 2024 season, the Tampa Bay Instances reported.

However the group is contractually obligated to play all their dwelling video games at Tropicana Discipline via the 2027 season, and are forbidden from negotiating to play elsewhere via the tip of the contract time period. Meaning the group would have wanted permission from St. Petersburg leaders to discover that risk.