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2.21.2008

A Schooner is a Sailboat, Stupidhead


Pictured above is a photo rendering of the Tampa Bay Rays' proposed $450 million waterfront stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida, released for the first time Wednesday. Yes, the retractable roof in the 34,000-seat park is supposed to resemble a sailboat.

It will be located on the site of the historic Al Lang Field Spring Training facility, as soon as the the referendum passes and the financing plan clears a million hurdles, including turning the old stadium site into a retail and residential district. The good news for Florida residents is that the plan requires no new taxes or the reallocation of existing taxes.

The plan could be completed as early as 2012, and absolutely kicks the pants off of Tropicana Field... which is only 18 years old. Besides, everyone knows that a new ballpark makes baseball teams that much more talented.

[Rays Baseball] | [The Heater] | [Sports Dork]


4 Comments:

Bruce said...

While I concur with everyone in the civilized world(except Dickie V) that the Trop is a POS, I'm also sad that Al Lang Field is being used as the new site. For decades, it was the ST home of the Cardinals and it was where my paternal grandparents spent many a cold NY winter(they also met, and became friends with, Stan The Man Musial).
Ah, progress...

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