There is a special referendum vote in St Pete today to determine the future of Al Lang Stadium. If it passes it that means a 25-year lease for the Rowdies which could lead to a Major League Soccer team calling Al Lang home. The Bill Edwards group and an investors group say they have $80 million dollars set aside for renovations to the stadium. There’s more on the story in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times.
Sea turtle nesting season is underway, so watch for nests on the beach, and make sure to dim those lights at night if you live at the beach. Hatchlings could head the wrong way if you don’t. There’s also quite a few volunteers checking nests daily.
An open burn ban is still in effect for many counties in the Bay area, but in Pasco County along they’ve reported over 400 illegal burns. Earlier this week a brush fire that grew quickly thanks to windy, dry conditions shut down JB Starkey Wilderness Park for some time. You can take a look at active wildfire areas here.
The first cruise from the Port of Tampa to Cuba set sail Sunday night. The seven night cruise on board Royal Caribbean’s ship, Empress of the Seas will also make stops in Cozumel, Belize and Havana, Cuba. The next trip will be at the end of the month.