ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon with St. Petersburg city leaders to discuss the team's future.
Mayor Rick Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin are expected to have a two-hour meeting with Rays Principal Owner Stu Sternberg and President Brian Auld, a spokesperson for Kriseman's office confirmed to 10News.
Josh Solomon, of the Tampa Bay Times, was first to report on the meeting, which is also expected to include Rays Executive Assistant Diane Villanova and be held at 3 p.m. inside the old St. Pete police headquarters while city hall undergoes renovations.
Kriseman's office confirmed the discussion would mark the first time both sides have spoken formally since the MLB franchise's announcement that it was exploring becoming a two-city team and playing some home games in Montreal.
If that happened, Sternberg previously said the team would play the first half of a season somewhere in Tampa Bay, have a "summer sendoff" and then have a second Opening Day in Montreal midseason.
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