ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team is being sold to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.

The team is announcing the deal Tuesday mroning. 

Mayor Rick Kriseman, in a statement to Spectrum Bay News 9, said: "Mr. (Bill) Edwards deserves much appreciation for remaking the Tampa Bay Rowdies and investing in Al Lang Stadium and our community.

"Similarly, the Tampa Bay Rays' leadership has remade their baseball organization and placed considerable emphasis on community engagement. I am confident that this is a positive development for all parties, the great fans of both teams, and the City of St. Petersburg."

Edwards owns the Rowdies.