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CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAKE BASEBALL FOREVER' PITCH TO TAMPA BAY RAYS

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAKE BASEBALL FOREVER' PITCH TO TAMPA BAY RAYS

The City of St. Petersburg and the Baseball Forever' Campaign, led by Mayor Rick Kriseman and St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce President Chris Steinocher, will make their "pitch" to the Tampa Bay Rays at 4:00 PM today at Tropicana Field. 

The pitch, a 43-page presentation responding to the Rays' 2016 New Ballpark Site Evaluation Process Document', is an overview of the Tropicana Field site's potential as a dynamic forever home for the team, and includes letters of support from many of Pinellas County's largest employers. HSN, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Nielsen, Raymond James, and Valpak are among the 15 corporations who have committed to keeping the team in St. Petersburg.

The full presentation and supporting documents can be found online at 4:00 PM at www.BaseballForever.com

At 5:30 PM, Mayor Kriseman, Mr. Steinocher, and Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin will address fans at a Baseball Forever' celebration at Ferg's Sports Bar located across the street from Tropicana Field.

Later, Mayor Kriseman will be throwing the Ceremonial First Pitch prior to tonight's game versus the New York Yankees.

Mayor Kriseman will address the St. Petersburg City Council on this subject at the start of tomorrow's regularly scheduled council meeting located at City Hall at 175 5th Street N. The mayor will be available to take questions from interested media following his presentation to Council.

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CONTACT

Mayor Rick Kriseman

Contact: Benjamin J. Kirby, Communications Director

727-893-7882 or 727-501-4837 (cell)

benjamin.kirby@stpete.org


General City Information

Contact: Mayor's Action Center

727-893-7111 or action@stpete.org

 

 

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