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Dick Vitale Joins St. Petersburg’s Baseball Forever Campaign

CONTACT: Nina Mahmoudi, Marketing Manager, 727-893-7466 or Nina.Mahmoudi@stpete.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEGENDARY SPORTSCASTER, RAYS FAN DICK VITALE JOINS BASEBALL FOREVER CAMPAIGN, SAYS VISION FOR TROPICANA FIELD SITE IS "AWESOME, BABY"

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (December 28, 2016) - Dick Vitale, the legendary basketball analyst and former collegiate and professional basketball head coach, joins St. Petersburg's Baseball Forever campaign in a new promotional video.

The video features Vitale, a longtime Manatee County resident, discussing the benefits of having Major League Baseball in St. Petersburg as well as the benefits of having a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark centrally located in downtown St. Petersburg. He shares his thoughts on the City of St. Petersburg's master plan vision for the Tropicana Field site.

The video can be viewed here. Copies, as well as raw footage from the interview, will be made available to the media upon request. Please contact Nina Mahmoudi for additional video assets.

The Baseball Forever Campaign is an initiative of the City of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, residents, and fans of the Tampa Bay Rays. Please join us if you believe St. Petersburg should be the forever home of the Tampa Bay Rays. More information at www.baseballforever.com.

Dick Vitale Joins St. Petersburg's Baseball Forever Campaign