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New Rays Stadium for St. Pete?

November 14th, 2007 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist is pledging to do all he can to help the Tampa Bay Rays build a new stadium in downtown St. Petersburg on the waterfront. The governor hopes it will be similar to AT&T Park, the Giants stadium that overlooks the San Francisco Bay.

I view as a significant part of economic development what sports does for Florida, whether its at the college level or at the professional level,” Crist said. “It provides jobs, jobs for a lot of people. Its not just about the owners and the players. Its about the people in those communities. This one happens to be my community. But I also would be supportive of one in Miami.

The governor offered few specifics on funding. The state is facing a $2.5 billion dollar budget shortfall into next year.

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