It's no secret that the Tampa Bay Rays want a new Stadium, and it's no secret that St. Pete wants to keep them at "The Trop"...
Here's my take...Tropicana Field is like a Disney World for young baseball fans.
There is so much for kids to do there, pre and post game...from batting cages, pitching simulators, Baseball Card Photos, the "Rays" touch tank, and so much more! After all, baseball is really for the kids, right?
There is not a bad seat in the house, and the temperature is a constant 72 degrees, even if it's 100 outside.
And let's not forget the fact that S.I. consistantly names Tropicana Field as the "most affordable" venue of ALL professional sports...(NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL...etc.
Sure, the Trop will nrver draw the crowds that a Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium, but look at their demographics and compare them with ours...We're mostly retired down here, while the wages of working people in those cities let them be able to attend games...
All in all, the Trop offers great value for money, and we have a championship contender with the Rays!!!