The new Rays stadium would be fully enclosed with a translucent, but not retractable roof. The new Rays stadium would be fully enclosed with a translucent, but not retractable roof.

TAMPA, FL—Chief officials of the Tampa Bay Rays and architectural firm Populous unveiled plans on Tuesday for a new ‘next generation” ballpark in Ybor City that if built would be the smallest in baseball and would have a development cost of nearly $900 million.

Tampa Bay Bays principal owner Stuart Sternberg, team president Brian Auld, team president Matt Silverman and chief development officer Melanie Lenz introduced renderings of the proposed new ballpark to local officials and the media at the Italian Club of Tampa.

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