Tropicana Field

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Home of the Tampa Bay Rays, this major league park is the first to feature naturally looking FieldTurf.
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Barry P
Orlando, FL326 contributions
What can you say? The Trop is a barn and not a very attractive one at that. But they've made some upgrades over the last few years to the concourse, food court, scoreboards and seating areas that make it slightly more appealing but it's still an ugly ballpark. No argument from me on that. On the other hand, it's a nice place to watch a ballgame. When it's 100 degrees outside, you'll appreciate the chilly air inside. And when the monsoon rains come, you'll start to like that dome a little better. You'll never have to worry about your game being postponed or called early due to weather. The sightlines are great and there's really not a bad seat in the house. I'm tall so I find that there's not a lot of leg room but that's a problem for me everywhere. The staff is friendly and that makes for a nice game day experience.

For my tastes, parking is a little steep but I've never had a problem getting in or getting out. Getting back onto the interstate is a slightly different story. Tropicana Field has gone completely cashless so you'll pay for parking with a credit card or you pay in advance on the Rays website.

There are plenty of concession stands offering everything from popcorn to pizza. Again, the prices are a little steep (20 bucks for 2 hot dogs and a drink?) but no one is forcing me to buy food. You order just about everything on a touchscreen and you can also order from your phone.

The Ted Williams museum has gone away. I thought it had a nice collection on exhibit and was disappointed that it was apparently knocked down to make for a higher ceiling in the sports bar.

Sure, there are nicer and newer ballparks and I hope Tampa Bay will have one some day...but probably not in my lifetime. It's not going to win any awards for its looks but it's not a bad place to spend an afternoon or evening watching baseball.
Written July 10, 2022
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Matt S
Brighton, MI2,053 contributions
Tropicana Field is definitely an ugly stadium with a lot of minuses....it's understandable why fans and the organization want a new stadium! But, at least it's baseball.

One quirk pet peeve of mine is when you can't walk around the entire stadium. Many venues you are able to, even if it means snaking through stairs, etc. I generally like to walk around and see the entire stadium We definitely couldn't do that. Additionally, we entered from the outfield area, and the "corridor" to get towards the baseline and forward seating runs along the upper concourse, with narrow walkways.

The other big minus (we were seated more or less in the Homeplate area), is that for most of the stadium, getting concessions was like being in a basement, with absolutely no connection to the field, or ability to see/hear what's going on in the game.

Prices are typical stadium sky-high prices; $18 a piece for a 20 oz yuengling can (although bud light cans were much cheaper).

The location is extremely walkable from downtown St. Pete, along a well developed commercial corridor with lots of dining and drinking establishments, so that's a positive.

It's tough to not enjoy yourself at any baseball game, and we definitely did here; the stadium itself, though, left a lot to be desired.
Written May 16, 2022
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Carlos D
Fort Lauderdale, FL15 contributions
Friends had good third base lower seats for easy viewing. The game was well paced allowing time for food and pricey beverages. Not enough Rest Rooms are a problem... Long lines for ladies and men.
Written May 31, 2022
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Claudette C
Washington1,642 contributions
Friends
The ballpark itself is average at best for a major league ballpark but shines when it comes to customer service. Everyone was very friendly. There scoreboard is small and finding information about game (pitch count, pitch type, etc) and there is no out of town scoreboard. The seats are comfortable and all angled toward homeplate. There were some interesting food venues.
Written May 16, 2022
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Andres72423
Bridgeport, CT2,719 contributions
Family
Whenever you are at a ballpark it is kind of hard to give a bad review, because there are no bad reviews when watching baseball at a stadium. Being in Florida watching a game, it is a good thing to be under a dome. At about the 6 th inning the skies opened up and it sounded like a torrential rain storm, with thunder and lightning. We were perfectly dry and the game was not interrupted. I was shocked to get in and hear such a quiet stadium. It was too quiet. What a shame; this Devil Rays team is actually pretty good. The concession stands were strategically placed and their system of contactless ordering and paying seems to work pretty well. The fans we were sitting next to, seemed to be diehard fans, nice to see. Getting in and out of the park was pretty easy probably because the attendance seemed to be poor. Regardless, I enjoyed my visit to this park and appreciated the effort put in by the team. Good luck Rays on your 2021 season. I hope the fans turn out for you because your team is fun to watch.
Written July 10, 2021
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MDR
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Family
Nice venue but they need to improve/ fine tune ops. Scoreboard was not working so we had no idea of what our daughters scores were. Coffee line was very slow-$5 for(not) Florida's best (small) coffee-Kahwa. $20 to park, $20 entry fee.
Written February 23, 2020
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Clemente71
Richmond, VA686 contributions
This stadium has some warts, but was actually better than anticipated. I will start with the warts first. Riding in on Uber coming in from one side it looks like an ugly, mosntrous circus tent; It is aging and showing signs of this with older, rusting, not the most comfortable seats; Needs a few better selections of food; more restrooms are needed and wider hallways; Still, there is a lot that I enjoyed about. The interior view of the field is not that bad. I like the fact that the bullpens are on ground level and right by the fence. It is good to get a close feel to guys in the bullpen and to be able to see who is warming up; sight lines are good; Rays in CF a very good touch. Even though hallways are a little too narrow the crowd was small and lines were ot long at food stands; It was also nice having spacing between the seats, and I like the fact that you can walk almost all the way around the outfield. Display boards were good as well. Leaving from what I believe was the main entrance, the stadium gives an entirely different appearance has some actual appeal.
Written June 8, 2022
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Jesse C
Milwaukee, WI854 contributions
Couples
This was stadium 19 in our request to hit all 30. We had been reading that the Trop was terrible and should be razed. We didn’t understand the hate. It’s not a top tier park like PNC, Camden Yards or Fenway but we thoroughly enjoyed our two games.
The AC is definitely a welcome relief from the heat and there didn’t seem to be a bad seat in the house. The first night we sat in section 125 row B, which is actually first row. We were literally right next to the Brewer’s bullpen where we were able to chat with some of the pitchers and were even able to snag a foul ball. Excellent seats we purchased for face value from the Ray’s website.
The second game we sat three rows behind the dugout which also offered great views.
The staff were all very friendly and if you get there early enough a player named Brett Phillips always signs for everyone 30 minutes before each game.
The downside is that food is pretty expensive. The best deal is the pig and potato dish located beyond center field. A $14 dish with pulled pork and potatoes that fed both of us.
Written June 29, 2022
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RoseAnna Q
9 contributions
Lights were beautiful, and there were lots of them! Santa’s 9 reindeer are HUGE and located throughout the maze. Don’t expect a maze, though, because you can meander throughout, making it difficult to know what you’ve seen and what you’ve missed. Markets were very disappointing since I expected more of a Santa’s workshop. Overall a commercial environment that didn’t make me feel warm and cozy as I left the stadium, and the parking lot is not marked, so we had trouble finding our small convertible in a sea of SUVs!
Written January 1, 2020
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Christian
Washington DC, DC121 contributions
Great value for your ticket, but unfortunately it's because attendance is low. Near the bottom of all of the major league parks I have visited, I was also unimpressed by the food options given all the diversity in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Shame as the baseball team is really good. It was fun to touch a ray though in the ray tank!
Written April 16, 2022
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