Groupe Baseball Montreal is pleased that the Tampa-Montreal sister city project was presented Wednesday by the Rays leaders of the Major League Baseball Executive Council, during a meeting in Chicago.
“Our Tampa Bay partners […] is encouraged by the progress of the case, said Stephen Bronfman, who heads GBM.
“Although we still have a lot of work to do, we are proud of the relationship that has been established with Stuart Sternberg and the Rays as we move towards our ultimate goal.”
the Tampa Bay Times reported that Commissioner Rob Manfred said there was no vote on the proposal due to a very busy agenda.
The main board of eight owners has addressed higher priority issues, including employment contracts and agreements with broadcasters, according to the newspaper.
The executive council can take a closer look at the sister city project in the near future, according to the report. Times.
The plan would be to develop the Rays into two new outdoor stadiums.
Cited by Tampa Bay TimesRays owner Stuart Sternberg says he expects more formal feedback in the coming weeks.