I agree that the Trop is a terrible ballpark, but it did open in the 1990s and it did cost 130 million dollars. I guess it did fulfill it purpose of louring a team to Tampa, but still...
A new stadium is not going to bring in enough extra revenue to be worthwhile for the team to pay for. The does not seem like it is threatening to move, so it is not a good investment of Tampa tax dollars either.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.
raiders_umpire wrote:Hopefully they put a good infield in, as the afternoon thunderstorms could make it messy if the drainage system is not top notch.
They are not putting a retractable roof on it? That's as crazy as the new stadium in Minnesota not having a roof on it, for the totally opposite reason. I realize the cost for a roof is another $100+M, but still.
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