After two years of waiting, it looks like the Tampa Bay Rays are ready to roll out their shared storage plan with Montreal already this week.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the owner of the Rays Stuart Sternberg wanted to ask this week, during the MLB meeting in Chicago, to be able to implement his plan for shared custody.
The exploration of the idea had been approved by major league baseball a few years ago. Now that the businessmen from Rays and Montreal have had time to work on the concept for several months, it is time, Sternberg said, to take action.
According to the article, the first goal of this step will be to prove to the various levels of government here that the rays are serious in their approach.
Earlier last week, Ray President Brian Auld indicated that Ray’s new stadium, which will host 41 home games, will cost around $ 700 million, of which the first $ 350 million will be donated by the club.
However, the total cost of Montreal Stadium was not discussed.
Keep in mind that Rays’ lease in St. Petersburg technically does not expire until the end of the 2027 season.
Although they reached the World Series in 2020 and won the Divisional Championship in 2021, the Rays had the second lowest attendance in baseball in the Major League this season.