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Florida Suncoast Dome (Giants Relocation Promo)

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Pre-1998 MLB in Tampa/St. Petersburg!

Extremely rare, unused 9 1/2" x 11 1/2" sheet of 4 specific postcards used to persuade the San Francisco Giants to relocate.  Dome can be seen on the bottom of each postcard.

Postcards are addressed to; Fay Vincent (MLB Commissioner), Bob Lurie (Giants Owner), William White (AL President) and Robert Brown (NL President)


Giants Relocation Promo

"Build it and they will come" The stadium, built originally as the Florida Suncoast Dome, was first used in an attempt to entice the Chicago White Sox to relocate if a new ballpark was not built to replace the aging Comiskey Park. The governments of Chicago and Illinois eventually agreed to build a New Comiskey Park in 1989.

The stadium was finished in 1990. It hosted the 1990 Davis Cup Finals that autumn, as well as several rock concerts, but still had no tenants. The venue helped make St. Petersburg a finalist in the MLB expansion for 1993, but it lost out to Miami and Denver. There were rumors of the Seattle Mariners moving in the early part of the 1990s, and the San Francisco Giants came close to moving to the area, with Tampa Bay investors announcing their purchase of the team and its relocation in a press conference in 1992. However, the sale and move were blocked by National League owners, who voted against the deal in November 1992 under pressure from San Francisco officials and the then-owner of the Florida Marlins, Blockbuster Video Chairman H. Wayne Huizenga.

Finally, in 1995, the ThunderDome received a baseball team when MLB expanded to the Tampa Bay area.

4 specific unused 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" size paper postcards.

Dist. by City of St. Petersburg

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