Buckhorn: Downtown Tampa is best site for Rays stadium, but mass transit a necessity wherever it lands

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer When it comes to a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays, Mayor Bob Buckhorn is adamant about two points: The best location is in the urban core, and the financing of project will be difficult and complex.

“I think it will do better here than it does in St. Pete,” Buckhorn told reporters, ” but at the end of the day it’s how it pencils out at the bottom line.”

Buckhorn is blunt: he doesn’t know how the stadium, which will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, will be financed. It will likely be a… Read More

Source:: TBBJ Real Estate