Tampa Bay Rays

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Tampa Bay Rays Tickets and Seats

Best Seats for a Tampa Bay Rays Game

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Sep 06

Fri . 07:05 PM

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

Sep 07

Sat . 04:05 PM

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

Sep 08

Sun . 12:05 PM

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

Upcoming Events Calendar

Jun 21

Fri . 06:40 PM

Tampa Bay Rays at Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 22

Sat . 04:05 PM

Tampa Bay Rays at Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 23

Sun . 01:35 PM

Tampa Bay Rays at Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 24

Mon . 06:50 PM

Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL

Jun 25

Tue . 06:50 PM

Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL

Jun 26

Wed . 12:10 PM

Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL

Jun 28

Fri . 06:50 PM

Washington Nationals at Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL

Jun 29

Sat . 04:10 PM

Washington Nationals at Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL

Jun 30

Sun . 01:40 PM

Washington Nationals at Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL

Jul 02

Tue . 08:10 PM

Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
The Tampa Bay Rays, an American League East contender, call Tropicana Field their home. Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, this domed stadium offers respite from the Florida heat. Seating choices are abundant, but if you're in the market for the best seats, zero in on the Lower Box sections, which offer close proximity to the field and easy access to amenities. Another option is the GTE Financial Party Deck; it's not as close to the action, but it offers a unique social atmosphere.

Over the years, Tropicana Field has seen its fair share of significant games, with the highlight undoubtedly being the 2008 season when the Rays shocked the baseball world by reaching the World Series. The team's AL East battles with heavy hitters like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have also been iconic. These are the matchups that you'll find electrifying Tropicana Field, with fan energy amplified. When the Yankees or Red Sox are in town, expect a sold-out stadium, so book early.

Speaking of rivalries, the Rays' most notorious opponents have to be the Red Sox and the Yankees, teams with whom they share the AL East division. But the heat doesn't stop there; games against other Florida teams like the Miami Marlins have their own flavor, often referred to as the "Citrus Series." Fans also turn out in droves when teams with strong national followings, like the Chicago Cubs or St. Louis Cardinals, come to town.

Over the years, the Rays have faced a diverse set of competitors. Outside their regular divisional bouts, they've clashed with teams from both leagues due to the MLB's interleague play schedule. This gives fans at Tropicana Field an opportunity to see a variety of talent and styles of play, ensuring that no two games are the same.

Now, let's talk ticket prices. You can go as economical as the Upper Deck, where tickets can start as low as $15, or go all out with premium seating options that can go north of $250. For those looking at a middle-ground, seats in the Outfield or the Bullpen Box usually go for around $40 to $70. It's worth noting that prices do surge for high-demand games, like those against the Yankees or Red Sox. Often, the Rays offer promotional deals or family packs that include food and drink credits, so it's worth keeping an eye on those options to get the most value for your dollar.

Tropicana Field also boasts unique features like the Rays Touch Tank, where fans can touch live rays, and the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame, which gives fans a chance to get up close and personal with baseball history. For the little ones, there’s a playground to keep them occupied.

The Tampa Bay Rays offer a well-rounded baseball experience. Whether you're there for the top-notch play, the thrilling atmosphere of a rivalry game, or just to enjoy a day at the ballpark, Tropicana Field accommodates. With diverse seating options to fit all budgets and preferences, you can tailor your visit to your own version of the perfect game day. Know what you're looking for, book in advance for big games, and you're all set for an unforgettable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

When were the Tampa Bay Rays founded?
The Rays were founded in 1998 as an expansion team.
Have the Rays ever won a World Series?
Have the Rays ever won a World Series?
Who are some famous players who've played for the Rays?
Who are some famous players who've played for the Rays?
Why is it called Tropicana Field?
The stadium was named after Tropicana Dole Beverages, who purchased the naming rights in 1996.
Who are the Rays' biggest rivals?
The Rays have intense rivalries with divisional foes the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Interesting Information about Tampa Bay Rays

  • Name Change: The team was initially called the "Tampa Bay Devil Rays" but shortened it to "Rays" in 2008 to symbolize the bright future of the franchise.
  • Indoor Games: Tropicana Field is the only Major League Baseball park with a fixed (non-retractable) domed roof, ensuring games go ahead no matter the Florida weather.
  • Touch Tank: Tropicana Field houses a 10,000-gallon touch tank behind the right-center field wall, featuring rays from the Florida Aquarium.
  • First Win: The Rays' first regular-season victory was against the Detroit Tigers on April 1, 1998.
  • Rapid Turnaround: The Rays became the first team in MLB history to have the league's worst record one year, then play in the World Series the next (2007-2008).