WATCH: Former Orlando Magic Executive Proposes $1.7B Stadium to Lure MLB Franchise to Central Florida
By espn.com // May 11, 2023
Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams unveils renderings for a baseball stadium in Orlando
ABOVE VIDEO: Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams unveils renderings for a baseball stadium in Orlando that could bring the Rays to Central Florida.
(ESPN.COM) – The man who helped bring professional basketball to central Florida is trying once again to lure a Major League Baseball team to the Orlando area.
Former Orlando Magic executive Pat Williams has filed an application with an Orange County, Florida, advisory committee that is contemplating how to spend revenue from a tourist-tax collections.
Williams on Tuesday unveiled renderings of a proposed domed ballpark he hopes lures the Tampa Bay Rays or another team to the Orlando area.
Williams said the proposed stadium would cost $1.7 billion, of which he hopes revenue from the county’s tourist tax would pay for $975 million. Tourist tax collections have rebounded after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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