Tropicana Field Site Study

St. Petersburg, FL

When the City of St. Petersburg wanted to redevelop the Tropicana Field site, home of the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team, they turned to VHB for guidance. Using the Integrated Sustainability Action Plan we helped the City develop, we incorporated green infrastructure, smart city technologies, and healthy community design principles that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reinforce creation of complete neighborhoods. VHB’s multi-disciplinary team provided recommendations for mobility and transportation, governance and policy, environmental and sustainability strategies, and community health that were key to the project’s success. We evaluated several smart city technologies, such as autonomous shuttles linking the redevelopment site to a bordering innovation site that would reduce energy consumption and single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) traffic within the city. VHB’s recommendations are now part of the City’s recent call for proposals for a master plan to develop the Tropicana Field site.

Aerial view of Tropicana Stadium site.


  • City of St. Petersburg


  • Downtown Revitalization Planning

  • Healthy Communities

  • Site Planning

  • Sustainability

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