Mayor Buckhorn Statement on Tampa Bay Rays

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the statement below in regards to the Tampa Bay Rays.

"It is time we broke the stalemate, and I look forward to the opportunity for the Rays to explore all options. Commissioner Hagan and I have agreed throughout this process that the most important thing is for them to stay in Tampa Bay. I believe an agreement reached sooner rather than later will ensure their continued future here.

"The Tampa Bay Rays deserve our community's best efforts and brightest minds put to the task, and given the opportunity, that is exactly what we will do. It would be a complicated project, but it is worthy of a full and healthy discussion."