Tampa Rays

It has long been our dream to bring the Tampa Bay Rays to downtown Tampa. Baseball will transform our region and serve as an economic engine for decades to come. Community support is essential. Please join us by signing the petition to bring the Rays to Tampa. Help us turn the dream into reality. – Chuck Sykes and Ron Christaldi

The Movement

Tampa Bay Rays 2020 is a privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a new Rays ballpark to Tampa. Led by some of Tampa’s most forward thinking business and community leaders, our organization is the catalyst that will ensure the ballpark becomes a reality. America’s favorite pastime needs a home for generations to come in one of the country’s fastest growing cities.



“This is an exciting day for Tampa and more importantly a great day for our region. I look forward to working with Stu and others across the region to ensure this dream of a downtown ballpark becomes a reality.”

– Mayor Bob Buckhorn

“I’m thrilled about the possibility of a state of the art ballpark that will be the envy of baseball fans everywhere. It will also be a catalyst for significant economic development.”

– Commissioner Ken Hagan

"Ybor is a phenomenal spot for a new ballpark. Connecting historic Ybor and downtown Tampa will create jobs and enhance the neighborhood.”

– Jason Woody, CEO, Lions Eye Institute

"I like the (Ybor) site, I think they made a wise choice of the ones I've been made aware of. And I'm hopeful that they can make it work."

– Rob Manfred, MLB Commissioner

"Ybor City is authentically Tampa Bay, this is where we want to be playing baseball."

– Stuart Sternberg, Owner, Tampa Bay Rays

The Team Behind It

Ken Hagan

Hillsborough County Commissioner

Chuck Sykes

CEO of Sykes Enterprises

Ron Christaldi

Partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP