ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly close to an agreement to allow the team to look at potential stadium sites in Hillsborough County, according to at least one St. Petersburg City Council member.
The team and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman are apparently close to bringing an agreement before the city council for approval. Council member Charlie Gerdes has recently said talks were progressing.
Attorney on both sides are developing the paperwork. Neither side has given any information about a pending deal.
The Rays are under contract to stay at Tropicana Field until 2027.
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Rays majority owner Stu Sternberg has said repeatedly the team cannot remain at the Trop and stay economically viable.