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Your first look: Rays new stadium renderings

The Rays today unveiled plans for an Ybor City stadium that has see-through walls, a fixed translucent roof enclosed and integrated into the neighborhood with an evolving design.

“It will provide a ballpark experience like no other,” Rays executive Melanie Lenz said.

Principal owner Stuart Sternberg talked about the “ingenuity” involved in the design and concepts included.

Related: Rays reveal Ybor City stadium details

Sternberg stressed that the stadium will be available for use year-round and “will of, by and for the people.” -Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for their new stadium. [photo provided by the Tampa Bay Rays]
The Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for their new stadium. [photo provided by the Tampa Bay Rays]
The Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for their new stadium. [photo provided by the Tampa Bay Rays]
The Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for their new stadium. [photo provided by the Tampa Bay Rays]
The Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for their new stadium. [photo provided by the Tampa Bay Rays]
The Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for their new stadium. [photo provided by the Tampa Bay Rays]
The Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for their new stadium. [photo provided by the Tampa Bay Rays]
The more than decade-long stadium drama that surrounds the Tampa Bay Rays will enter a new phase today when Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg unveils the design of the ballpark the team wants built in Ybor City. Estimates for a new ballpark have ranged from $600 million to upward of $800 million. Local leaders have said that paying for that by raising sales or property taxes is not an option.Populous Architects
Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg speaks to a packed audience during the unveiling ceremony of the new ballpark design held at the Italian Club in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. [Octavio Jones | Times]
Tampa Bay Rays Melanie Lenz the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development talks to packed audience during the unveiling ceremony of the new ballpark design held at the Italian Club in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. [Octavio Jones | Times]
Tampa Bay Rays Melanie Lenz the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development talks to packed audience during the unveiling ceremony of the new ballpark design held at the Italian Club in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. [Octavio Jones | Times]
Joe Spear the founder and senior principal architect of Populous based in Kansas City, Missouri talks to packed audience during the unveiling ceremony of the new ballpark design held at the Italian Club in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. [Octavio Jones | Times]
Brian Smith, left, a senior landscape architect and planner with Populous and Keith Greminger, Senior Planning & Urban Design Manager at Kimley-Horn & Associatestalks to packed audience during the unveiling ceremony of the new ballpark design held at the Italian Club in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. [Octavio Jones | Times]
Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg leaves the podium after speaking in front of a packed audience during the unveiling ceremony of the new ballpark design held at the Italian Club in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. [Octavio Jones | Times]
Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg, right, talks to his team manager Kevin Cash before the unveiling ceremony of the new ballpark design held at the Italian Club in the Ybor City in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. [Octavio Jones | Times]

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