Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
Tropicana Field, the home field of Tampa Bay Rays, is the only active dome-shaped Major League Baseball stadium with a fixed roof. It seats more than 31,000 people. Head to a huge tank filled with stingrays, an homage to the team's name, beyond the right center-field fence if you'd like to pet the creatures. Those more interested in the baseball aspect will want to take the behind-the-scenes tour, which offers access to the field, press box, and more. Check out the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame, too. Though Williams was never a Tampa Bay Ray--he played for the Red Sox long before the Rays even became a team--the museum honors players with Williams' passion and talent for hitting. As you enter the stadium, note the tropical-theme mosaic: It is the fifth-longest outdoor mosaic in the United States. To visit Tropicana Field and other attractions in St. Petersburg, use our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.
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Visited from the UK in August (as we always try to do MLB schedule permitting) - only an hour and a half away from Orlando and a nice change from Mickey & co. Nice air conditioned ballpark but it lack... read more »
Spacious, plenty of parking, good seats & prices and it is an indoor field! No sunburn, no rain! Elevators and wheelchair accessible. During baseball, certain rules apply due to the structure as well ... read more »
I've only EVER been to two other ball park's. The ORIGINAL Shea stadium in queens, N.Y. and candlestick park in S.F.. Just once in each case. I've been to Tropicana more times than I can count now. An... read more »
Every time I have been to Tropicana Field I have. I'm pleased by the atmosphere and the experience. The food choices are plentiful, the lines are not long, and there are activities for kids that keep them happy in the breaks between innings. We enjoyed bloomin onion, foot-long dogs, petting the live Rays in the tank. I see no reason to spend millions of dollars so we can watch the games in 95-degree heat! Thank you The Trop!
I love rays. We got to pet them. That was nice. Everyone was performing the Angels in the Outfield wave towards the end and it really worked out. Also, this guy named Rusty and Steve were really sloppy and threw their pulled pork onto the field and laughed. They had mullets but someone blamed it on some sucker to the right of them. So sad really. I hope everyone gets to go.
I know a lot of people complain about the Trop but I actually don't mind it. I like the location in St. Pete, parking is available (mostly because no one goes to games, and the concourses while outdated, are nice enough. Guest services is always nice enough but the food and beverage options leave something to be desired. My pizza was absolutely terrible and looked like a blob. My overall experience was nice enough but nothing special; average.
Not a real MLB feel at that place. Just watched the Yankees Vs TB and it's not the same vibe. I've been to 8 ballparks and none compare to the Trop. Feels like a minor league stadium. The pregame videos are super corny, too many cheesy videos. 1 cool thing was having the bullpen near the seats, cool to see the guys warming up right in front of you. Food at the stadium was alright. Overall tho, won't be back. They need a major upgrade. Security there has ego issues. Cheerleaders aren't cheerleaders, lol. The Marlins have a good energy team. And DJ Kitty looks ghetto. Mascots there are sad to watch.
I am a Yankee fan and love this stadium to see my Yankees. Park away from the stadium and save big bucks. You can find spots within 5 blocks with ease. Then drive to the beach for great seafood in St Pete.
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