Tropicana Field, opened in 1990, is a state of the art baseball park in Saint Petersburg, Florida that serves as the home of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. Baseball fans from Tampa and all over the rest of the country have been heading to Tropicana Field for years in an effort to see two elite MLB teams go to battle against one another in one of the best ballparks in the league. Whether or not you are a big time baseball fan, you are sure to have an amazing time when you catch a game at Tropicana Field. Make sure you get your tickets to any game at Tropicana Field from StubHub early so you can score some of the best seats in the house.
Tropicana Field Events
Tropicana Field is widely thought of as one of the top baseball parks in the country, and while it is known throughout the MLB as the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, there is also a lot more happening at Tropicana Field aside from Major League Baseball games. The ballpark has also been the home to high school and college baseball tournaments as well as concerts and a wide array of other non-baseball related happenings. Tropicana Field is the place to go to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on all of the top teams in Major League Baseball including the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles, the Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twins, the Detroit Tigers, the Anaheim Angels, the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago White Sox, and more. Check out the schedule of events at Tropicana Field to see which games you can attend.
Tampa is a bustling metropolis on Florida's west coast along the Gulf of Mexico. There is always plenty going on in this temperate location which proudly houses 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 call the city home. Also playing in Tampa 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.
Tropicana Field Seating Layout
Tropicana Field holds more than 31,000 fans for its sold out baseball games and offers an unbeatable atmosphere in which to enjoy America's Pastime. One trip to Tropicana Field to catch the Tampa Bay Rays in action will leave you a fan for life and you will never be satisfied by merely watching the game at home again.
From 1990 through 1993, the stadium was known as the Florida Suncoast Dome, then was named the Thunderdome from 1993 through 1996 before being renamed Tropicana Field. The stadium was built with baseball in mind even though the Rays did not move in until 1998, as it was originally meant to attempt to lure the Chicago White Sox to move to Tampa while they were having problems getting a new stadium in the Windy City.