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“It is our dream to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in 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

Let’s Play Ball in Ybor City


Ybor City offers various restaurants and shops within walking distance.


Ybor City is in close proximity to Downtown Tampa and Channelside.


Located off Exit 1 on I-4, north of the Leroy Selmon Expressway and east of 1-275.


Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark Distric with a rich cultural heritage.


Ybor City has a 125-year history with America’s pastime


Ybor City is one of the best places in the Tampa area for a night out

Ybor City Area Demographics

Employed in the Selection Area but Living Outside
Employed and Living in the Selection Area
Living in the Selection Area but Employed Outside
Total Living and/or Working
5 Miles
15 Miles
25 Miles
35 Miles

2015 U.S. Census for numbers

The central location of Ybor City delivers a much higher yield of total living and/or working people ranging from a radius of five miles delivering 300,000+ people to 35 miles delivering 1.6 million people.


  • 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
  • Ybor City is authentically Tampa Bay, this is where we want to be playing baseball.
    — Stuart Sternberg, Owner, Tampa Bay Rays
  • 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 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’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
Ken Hagan announcing proposed location for new Tampa Bay Rays Stadium while surrounded by local business leaders in Tampa
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.

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