|Published:||Feb 01, 2013 10:49 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 01, 2013 10:49 AM EST|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The chairman of the Hillsborough County Commission wants to convene a regional discussion about the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.
The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/Xp56me) reports that chairman Ken Hagan will contact government leaders in the next two weeks to invite them to an open session about how best to keep the Rays in the region.
Hagan says he wants to meet with other local officials because the team's principal owner, Stuart Sternberg told officials that the Rays want to stay in the area, but Major League Baseball might force a sale or move because of low attendance.
The team is contracted to play at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg through 2027. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster has threatened to sue anyone who tries to lure the Rays away.
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