MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Has Stated That The Tampa Bay Rays And Oakland Athletics Require New Ballpark Agreements As Soon As Possible

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Oct 26, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; MLB commissioner Rob Manfred before game one of the 2021 World Series between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics need to secure a new ballpark contract quickly, and if they don’t, they may have to contemplate relocation, according to Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

“There is a sense of urgency in Tampa,” Manfred said at a news conference following an owners meeting on Thursday. “There needs to be a settlement for the Rays in the Tampa Bay area.”

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