The City of St. Petersburg and HKS Architects developed a conceptual master plan for the redevelopment of the 85-acre Tropicana Field Site, including a baseball stadium to replace the current one, referred to as Scenario One. The importance of this site to the future of St. Petersburg can't be over-emphasized. It is a once-in-a-generation chance to create new opportunities for growth, economic development, and an enhanced community!
In 2016, citywide community meetings were held to gather ideas and feedback from the community on its vision for a redeveloped site. The City and HKS also met with the South St. Petersburg community to gain additional insight into the community’s desired uses for the site and ways to integrate the site with the surrounding neighborhoods and associations, as well as with six smaller stakeholder groups which included neighborhood and business associations, youth/teens, and economic development organizations.
The Conceptual Master Plan was presented to the public, the Tampa Bay Rays, and St. Petersburg City Council in October 2016. The final Conceptual Master Plan, Scenario One document was released in Spring 2017.
To provide for all redevelopment possibilities, on June 7, 2018, City Council approved preparing a plan for Scenario Two, or redevelopment of the property without a ballpark. Scenario Two will include two phases, Explorations and the Conceptual Master Plan. The work will build upon the outreach conducted during the preparation of the scenario and is expected to be complete by October 1, 2018.