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Until 2008, the team played its spring training games at nearby Progress Energy Park. Petersburg the first city that played host to its baseball team during spring training as well as the regular season since the 1919 Philadelphia Athletics.
At the end of 2007, there was a debate over a new stadium to be built on the downtown waterfront at the current Progress Energy Park site.
Petersburg increase in tourist numbers and helped grow it into the largest city in Pinellas County.Shortly after near the end of the Great Depression, the city recovered due to the help of the Public Works Administration with a million investment plan which helped build the St. By the 1940s the city received a large population growth due to World War II. The development of transportation was important with the increase of tourists, more automobiles were used in the city and subsequently the public street cars were removed.In 1954 the original Sunshine Skyway Bridge opened its first span to link St. A year later in 1955, Highway 19 opened in the city creating a large influx of traffic.The strike began approximately one month after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting that city's sanitation workers strike.Development of the first major league baseball team to be located in the Tampa Bay area began in St. The city tried to encourage numerous teams through the United States to make St. The stadium opened in 1990 as the Florida Suncoast Dome, later named the Thunderdome in 1993.