Since 1987 Charlotte Sports Park has been one of the most popular destinations for baseball fans in the Port Charlotte, Florida area. The ballpark not only functions as the home of the minor league baseball team the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League who are the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays but also is the home field for the Rays themselves during their Spring Training. Die hard Rays fans are always happy to make the short trip down to Port Charlotte to see the Rays in action as they get ready for another long MLB season and also to see some of the team's future stars as they take the field for the Florida State League Stone Crabs. The Stone Crabs are also immensely popular among local fans so their home games are huge draws. Be sure to get your tickets to any game at Charlotte Sports Park early so you can score some of the best seats in the house.
Charlotte Sports Park Events
Baseball is of major importance at Charlotte Sports Park, and the ballpark is one of the best minor league and Spring Training facilities in the country. This spring the Rays will have action packed Spring Training games at Charotte Sports Park against the Baltimore Orioles, the Minnesota Twins, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Mets, and the Boston Red Sox. Additionally, some of the best games of the Florida State League season will be held at the Stone Crabs' home stadium. Take a look at the schedule of events at Charlotte Sports Park to see which games you can attend.
Tampa Bay, Florida
Port Charlotte is located not far from Tampa which is a picturesque metropolis on Florida's west coast along the Gulf of Mexico. There is always plenty to do in this temperate location which proudly serves as the home of three major league sports teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers call Raymond James Stadium home, while the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball and the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL also represent Tampa Bay. Also playing in Tampa Bay are the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. The Opera Tampa as well as other institutions like the Florida Orchestra provide a fantastic performing arts scene in the city that you will not want to miss. In addition to the professional sports teams located in Houston you can always catch some premiere student athletes locked in competition whether they are playing for University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, Eckerd University, or any of the other local colleges.
Charlotte Sports Park Seating Layout
Charlotte Sports Park holds up to 7,670 fans for its sold out baseball game and offers an unbeatable atmosphere in which to enjoy America's Pastime.
USA Today readers voted Charlotte Sports Park the best destination for Spring Training in the country in March of 2014.