Site Selection exclusive: Take me out to the mixed-use development
September 4, 2018
In the August 2018 issue of Site Selection magazine, Ron Starner takes a deeper look at the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposed ballpark in Tampa’s historic Ybor City neighborhood and the economic development potential it could bring to the area.
In an exclusive interview, Melanie Lenz, the Rays’ VP of Strategy and Development, talked about the new ballpark and the team’s goal for it to be a catalyst for economic development. “The goal was to identify a site that was within a 30-minute drive of the majority of the population in the Tampa Bay area, but it was important for us to be located not just at the heart of the regional population, but also at the heart of the regional business center,” said Lenz.
The article goes on to explain the opportunities the Ybor City site provides to drive more attendance to Rays games and spark new development around the ballpark. Click here to read more.