The Rays have been exploring the possibility of a new stadium for some time now, and while they have considered several locations in the city of Tampa, a new stadium in downtown St. Pete seems like the most likely outcome. Recently, details have emerged about plans for a new stadium adjacent to the current Tropicana Field site. These plans include redevelopment of the surrounding area, with the hopes that this redevelopment, along with a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, will increase attendance at Rays games. While it is debatable whether attendance has been lagging because of the outdated stadium or the location itself, I have thought of five ways the team can improve attendance if they choose to stay in downtown St. Pete.
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