Mayor Rick Kriseman's proposal to allow the Tampa Bay Rays to look at stadium sites in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties appears to be dead, at least for the time being.
Kriseman was supposed to show a revised plan to the City Council this week but now he's backing off because it doesn't look like there was enough support to pass it.
Last Friday, council members talked about the latest deal which would have given St. Petersburg 100 percent of the proceeds from developing Tropicana Field if the Rays leave the city.
The redevelopment issue had been a sticking pointy during an earlier council vote but the compromise doesn't appear to be enough.
The mayor's office said he and Council Chairman Charlie Gerdes have decided against adding the proposed agreement to this week's agenda after several council members spoke out and said they would not support it.
The council members said they want the Rays to continue to look for a new site in St. Petersburg only.
Rays owner Stuart Sternberg issued a statement that said he appreciates the work Kriseman and Gerdes put into the stadium search.
"We have spent many months working towards an agreement," Sternberg said, "so it is disappointing not to be able to move forward cooperatively with St. Peterburg."
Gerdes said he may schedule another workshop to talk about the Rays but he doesn't expect the issue to be back on the agenda for a vote anytime soon.
Both he and the mayor have said they don't want to take away from what's happening on the field and the regular season starts next week.