Rays abandon naming rights deal

BY foxsports • February 17, 2010

The Tampa Bay Rays are reconsidering plans to change the name of their spring training stadium.

The team announced Wednesday that it has decided to ``defer pursuit'' of a deal for naming rights to Charlotte Sports Park.

Under a proposed 15-year partnership with The Mosaic Company, the ballpark would have been called Mosaic Field at Charlotte Sports Park.

The proposed arrangement drew opposition from some local residents.

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