Originally Posted by DesolationRow
I've still got the frostbite scars from attending games at Candlestick Park as a kid.
Speaking of shitty stadiums in lousy neighborhoods, WWF, how much do you think Rays attendance would rise if you guys got a new ball park? I was speaking with a guy who was a huge Rays fan on a cruise from Miami last year after Wrestlemania and he said the area the current stadium is in is the pits.
I'm not sure, to be honest. Tampa in general just isn't a huge sports area, and while I'm sure moving into new stadium (preferably in Tampa, not St. Pete), I just don't know how much better attendence would be. I'm sure it would increase, but to what degree?
Regardless, St. Pete won't help fund a new stadium, and the Rays are locked into an iron-clad lease with the city of St. Petersburg. A bill was actually brought that would release the Rays from their lease to St. Pete, but it was shot down, unfortunately.