The stadium, which will feature a retractable roof*, will cost an estimated $450 million and be part of a $1 billion redevelopment program for downtown St. Petersburg.
*--From the press release:
The ballpark design also includes a unique retractable roof which will shield the playing field and fans from the elements yet still maintain an intimate environment. The roof will be comprised of a light weatherproof fabric that will be pulled along cables that are suspended between arches on one end and a central mast structure on the other. It will take approximately 8 minutes to open or close the roof, and, even when the roof is deployed, the feel of an open-air ballpark will be maintained.