Winner: Penny and Jeff Vinik. The Tampa Bay power couple donated $5 million to USF for an on-campus football stadium.
“We are delighted Jeff and Penny Vinik share our excitement for an on-campus stadium and see the positive impact the project will have on the University of South Florida and surrounding communities,” USF President Rhea Law said.
Loser: Local renters. The Tampa Bay metro area ranked the No. 18-highest rent among 55 of the nation’s largest cities. Median monthly rent is $1,523, nearly $100 higher than the national median. This is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media