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St. Pete City Council Approves Transfer of Al Lang Agreement

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies took an expected but nonetheless important step toward a new era of ownership on Thursday afternoon, as the St. Petersburg City Council voted in favor of transferring the club’s current use agreement to operate Al Lang Stadium from Bill Edwards to the Tampa Bay Rays, who are expected […]

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St Pete Voters Give Rowdies Go-Ahead to Negotiate New Al Lang Use Agreement

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies’ campaign to move up to Major League Soccer continued to chug along on Tuesday as St. Petersburg residents voted to allow the team and city to negotiate a new 25-year use agreement for Al Lang Stadium. A longterm deal is a necessary part of the team’s proposal to […]

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Report: Spring Referendum on Al Lang Lease Extension a Possibility

by JAKE NUTTING A vote to extend Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards’ lease to manage Al Lang Stadium could be coming sooner than expected. Charlie Frago of the Tampa Bay Times reported on Thursday that St. Petersburg City Council Chairwoman Darden Rice has scheduled a meeting on January 5 to put the matter up […]

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Five Questions Heading into the 2016 Tampa Bay Rowdies Season

by JAKE NUTTING With the kickoff of the 2016 NASL season right only a few days away, we’ve picked five important questions facing the Tampa Bay Rowdies heading into the new year. There are many topics worthy of discussion as Stuart Campbell and the Rowdies look to clinch a spot in the playoffs for the […]

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Rowdies Owner Bill Edwards Calls MLS Speculation ‘Premature’

by JAKE NUTTING UPDATE: A few hours after this story was published, The Tampa Bay Times posted a follow up story to their original post. Their latest story includes a claim from St Petersburg City Councilwoman Amy Foster that both Bill Edwards and Mayor Kriseman have indicated to city council members that Edwards does in […]

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Rowdies Seeking to Extend Al Lang Lease in Lead Up to Proposed Stadium Expansion

by JAKE NUTTING A brief but nonetheless noisy storm broke out in the world of Rowdies social media on Tuesday when Fox 13’s Steve Nichols posted this tantalizing tweet. Nov '16 #StPete referendum on Al Lang waterfront stadium expansion penciled in by Mayor.@Kriseman & .@TampaBayRowdies — FOX's Steve Nichols (@SteveNicholsFOX) March 8, 2016 That gets […]