October 23, 2018

Clearwater Aquarium's expansion plans could affect Tampa Aquarium

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium projects as many as 2.5 million people could visit the expanded attraction it wants to build in downtown Clearwater, placing it among the nation’s top aquariums — on par with the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

With aquarium officials looking for a significant investment of tax dollars in their $160 million project, there are serious questions about whether the attraction can meet those expectations.

The Clearwater facility would be about 200,000 square feet, slightly bigger than the already struggling Florida Aquarium in Tampa, which has about 150,000

Source: http://www2.tbo.com/entertainment/music/2013/mar/17/clearwater-aquariums-expansion-plans-could-affect-ar-660348/