It's Official: The Rays are moving to Ybor City

posted by Sarah Jacobs -

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays announced their official plan to relocated the team across the bay to Ybor City. The projected move won't be complete until 2020, so the Rays will continue to play at Tropicana Field until then. The estimated cost will be between $600-700 million. Whew! Click HERE for more info. 

I'm personally not sold. Not because of the location per se...it's closer to downtown, and more centrally located for people who live on the eastern side of the Bay area. But My main concern is: what are they going to do about traffic and parking? There's already SO much congestion along 275 in the downtown area as it is...now add 40,000 fans and their cars on a game night, and it'll be a complete nightmare for anyone traveling in that area. Hopefully the new plan includes a solution to that very big issue.

Here's the proposed site for the new Rays stadium:


I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts on this. Fire away.