TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Saying he's getting frustrated with the Rays stadium saga, Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says Major League Baseball may have to get involved in the issue.
Selig, meeting with reporters in Cooperstown, NY for the baseball owner's meeting, says Rays owner Stuart Sternberg told him this week negotiations with the city of St. Petersburg have stalled.
Last week, St. Pete mayor Bill Foster indicated he may be willing to negotiate a deal that would allow the Rays to look at other stadium sites, even in Tampa.
That prompted Tampa and Hillsborough County leaders to start the ball rolling in preparing for the team's search in the Tampa area.
Hillsborough County commission chairman Ken Hagan met with the county's attorney, administrator and finance director Thursday.
He says he wants to make sure the county follows the legal rules in pursuing the Rays and won't make a move until St. Pete city council approves any amendment to its contract with the team that would allow team owners to expand their stadium search outside of St. Pete.