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Rays attendance is garbage, so they want to be a 2 town team

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:45 pm
by UOK
I've never heard of anything like this.


BREAKING: The Tampa Bay Rays have received MLB's permission to explore becoming two-city team: the Tampa Bay area and Montreal, sources tell ESPN. The plan: Play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and finish the season in Montreal.

Under the plan, the Rays would play in new stadiums in both the Tampa Bay area and Montreal, according to sources. The ability to play games early in the season in Florida would preclude the need for a domed stadium, cutting the cost of a new building. A month ago, Bronfman -- who along with Montreal businessman Mitch Garber has expressed interest in taking a minority stake in the Rays alongside owner Stuart Sternberg -- reached an agreement with a developer on a site in Montreal's Point-Saint-Charles neighborhood to potentially build a new stadium. The number of home games each city would receive has not been determined, according to sources. ... g-montreal" onclick=";return false;

Re: Rays attendance is garbage, so they want to be a 2 town

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:01 am
by thunderspirit
It makes so much sense to split time between a metro area that can't sell tickets and another metro area that lost its team because it couldn't sell tickets.

Wait, no.
No, it doesn't make sense.