WTSP.com's Noah Pransky noted the Rays "will accept an offer from St. Pete councilmembers to attend a public presentation of a stadium proposal in Carillon, in the city's Northeast corner." Rays Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg in a letter to councilmembers Thursday wrote: "I anticipate that members of the Rays organization will attend." Pransky noted "no meeting date has been set yet, but it is expected that members of the Pinellas County Commission will attend as well" (WTSP.com, 8/24).
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: Developer Wilbur Breslin said Thursday that he is "not moving forward with his submission to develop the land surrounding Nassau Coliseum." On Long Island, Randi Marshall noted Breslin was "one of four developers to express interest in the site, through Nassau County's request for qualifications process that began last month" (NEWSDAY, 8/24).
KING OF THE BEACH: In N.Y., Bernie Augustine writes Long Beach State Univ. "recently unveiled a new look at the Walter Pyramid arena, a face-lift to the home of the school’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs that includes palm trees painted onto the court’s surface." The court, "outlined in black, features the school’s nickname 'The Beach' at center court." There are also "our golden palm trees with leaves that reach inside the three-point arc on each end of the court" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/27).