The stadium will actually have this fabric type sails that come up to enclose the stadium and keep out the rain and the heat. They have used this type of technology over in Europe and Saudi Arabi to keep out the heat and elements and it works real well.
The Trop is going to be redeveloped and made into condos and a shopping area. The proceeds from the sale of that will be put into the new stadium. Sternburg is also putting it around 100 million of private money into the stadium and there will be no new taxes on the people of Tampa. What they are planning is taking some of the revenue from the tourists taxes and using that, but there would not be an increase or new tax for people from Tampa so it costs them no real money essentially.
It is going to be an awesome site and they are trying to redevelop and not so great part of the waterfront and get people out there. They compared it to Coors field in Colorado, in that from what I understand that area was not the nicest before, but is very nice now. (ACS you may know if that is true)Photo Gallery