The Tampa Bay Rays announced a new stadium deal for St. Petersburg. A lot of people have been waiting for this news, due to how outdated their current stadium, Tropicana Field is.
The new stadium is expected to be ready for Opening Day of 2028. It may seem far away, but it does take a while to make a brand new stadium. This new stadium is expected to have an approximate capacity of 30,000 people. The stadium was bought for $1.3B.
This is a big day for the Rays front office, fans, players, and of course, St. Petersburg. The Rays are giving St. Petersburg their word that they're here to stay in St. Petersburg.