The Tampa Bay Rays average ticket price for regular season MLB games has remained relatively consistent over the last five seasons, with a significant increase in the 2016 season. The largest increase in Tampa Bay Rays ticket prices came during the 2016 season with the average ticket price moving from $29 in 2015 to $44 in 2016. The average ticket price for Tampa Bay Rays regular season MLB tickets in 2016 is currently at $44 which is up 51% from 2015.
(Data updated 8/2/2016)
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2017 Rays Season Preview
The Rays suffered one of their worst seasons in franchise history in 2016 and they are looking to put it behind them as they move on to 2017. The Rays traded Logan Forsythe and Drew Smyly in exchange for pitching prospect Jose De Leon and outfielder Mallex Smith. Other new additions to the Rays roster this year are free agents catcher Wilson Ramos and outfielder Colby Rasmus as well as veteran relievers Shawn Tolleson and Tommy Hunter. The Rays will also see the return of their star third baseman Evan Longoria as he enters his tenth season with the team.
Tampa Bay Rays Baseball at Tropicana Field Address: 1 Tropicana Dr, St Petersburg, Florida, 33705
The Rays play their home games at Tropicana Field, located in St. Petersburg, Florida. When filled to capacity, “The Trop” can hold more than 34,000 screaming Rays fans. There are many amenities around the park for fans of all ages. The most unique is the Rays Touch Tank in the outfield; a giant tank that holds 30 cownose rays that fans can pet and feed during the game. The Tampa Bay Rays dugout is on the Tropica Field first baseline in front of sections 112-118. Tropicana Field parking information is covered in our Rays event guide.
Rays vs. Red Sox
This is one of the few rivalries can trace its roots back to a single moment. In 2000 when Gerald Williams charged Pedro Martinez the then Devil Rays became more than just an expansion team, they became a heated enemy of the Red Sox. Since that moment the Rays have had a meteoric rise to the top of the AL. Both teams are consistently in the race for the AL East and the American League Wild Card, and games between them are some of the most contentious in the AL.
Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, American League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
As an expansion team, the Tampa Bay Rays went through their struggles when they entered the American League in 1998. After missing the playoffs for the first 10 seasons, the Rays earned their earned their first postseason berth in 2008 when the won the AL East. Tampa Bay has won multiple division titles and one AL pennant in their history.
What time do the gates open prior to a Rays game?
Monday through Thursday the gates open 90 minutes before the first pitch. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the doors open 2 hours before the first pitch.
Where are good places to eat before a Rays game?
There are a large variety of dining options near Tropicana Field. There are multiple great Italian food places in the area. Moscato’s Bella Cucina, Gratzzi’s Ristorante, and BellaBrava are three of the best. Mexican food fans should check out Red Mesa Cantina or Casita Taqueria. If you are looking to try something new, visit Nitallys Thai-Mex Cuisine. This unique fusion of Thai and Mexican is surprisingly good, and a great change of pace. Urban Brew and BBQ is one of the best barbeque joints in Florida and only a short distance from Tropicana. If you are looking for a sports bar check out Engine No.9 or Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill. Other great places in the area are Tour De Pizza, PoFolks, and Crowley’s Downtown.
Where is the best place to park at Tropicana Field?
There are plenty of good parking options nearby Tropicana Field. The area with the most available parking is immediately to the east of the stadium. Parking lots 6, 7, 8, and 9 are all on that side of the stadium, located all the way back to MLK. There are also some good parking options on the northwest side of the stadium. Lots 3, 4, and 5, are in this area, just south of 1st Avenue. If you are looking to save a little money and don’t mind walking try looking on the west side of 18th street. There are 4 parking lots in that area just north of 1st Avenue and are usually a little cheaper than the lots next to the stadium.
Does my child need a ticket to attend a Rays game?
Children under the age of 2 years old are allowed to enter Tropicana Field without a ticket and must sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game.
2016 Tampa Bay Rays Season Preview
The Tampa Bay Rays put together a solid season a year ago, finishing slightly under .500, in what turned out to be a very competitive AL East division. The Rays comes back in 2016 still looking for answers at the top of their rotation, with the loss of David Price and James Shields over the last half decade. While Tampa Bay may still be missing a classic ace in 2016, they have a stable of solid arms, headlined by Chris Archer, Matt Moore, and Jake Odorizzi. The Rays success in 2016 will depend on those arms finding ways to put together quality starts, and pull out wins late in the season. In the field, the Tampa Bay Rays will once again look to Evan Longoria to lead the way, as the star third baseman makes starts his 9th season with the Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays have been able to stay in the hunt for the AL East the last 8 seasons despite much lower budgets than their rivals, 2016 should be no different.
2015 Tampa Bay Rays Season Preview
After 6 seasons of finishing with a winning record, the Tampa Bay Rays failed to finish the season above .500 in 2014. The result led to a fire sale in the Rays organization and saw longtime manager Joe Maddon depart and Kevin Cash brought in to bring fresh life into Tampa Bay. Maddon wasn’t the only departure from the Tampa Bay Rays last season, as Matt Joyce, Jeremy Hellickson, and Wil Myers are all playing for new teams in 2015. With their departures, brings new opportunity within the Rays organization for 2015. Returning is superstar Evan Longoria, and 2015 will see Rene Rivera and Drew Smyly receive larger roles. If any team in the AL East has been able to do more with less, it has been the Tampa Bay Rays and they have made it a point of succeeding when everyone else counted them out. Look for the Rays to be competitive in a tough division in 2015.