OFFICIALS ASSEMBLE PACKAGE TO COMPLETE ST. PETE RENOVATIONS
St. Petersburg officials have put together a $7.2M
package to ensure Tropicana Field renovations are completed
by a March 1 construction deadline, according to David
Rogers in the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. The move comes as the
"renovation to prepare" Tropicana Field for MLB "is being
threatened by cost overruns and increasingly bitter disputes
among" project architects, contractors and the Devil Rays.
In addition to the "cash infusion, the package is designed
to keep the project moving ahead." No fault will be
determined "until the end of the project, when a mediator
will review disputes" (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 10/11).