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Room at the Trop
Is Tampa Bay Ready for the Big Leagues?

The Tampa Bay Rays hung on in this improbable season to squeak into the baseball playoffs. Their first playoff home game at Tropicana Field sold out. But it's been a hard sell to fill the Trop with fans this year. Across the bay, the Buccaneers have had only one sold-out game in the past year - and that was for a Monday night game. Which leads to the question: Is Tampa Bay a big-time sports town?

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Ernest HooperErnest Hooper Columnist, St. Petersburg Times
Joe HendersonJoe HendersonSports columnist, Tampa Tribune
Phil PorterPhilip PorterEconomics professor, University of South Florida
Jason WinfreeJason WinfreeAssociate Professor, Sport Management, University of Michigan

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