The Trop gets a bad rap from people who don't understand the history of the stadium or how small market baseball works. For those who don't know, this stadium was built about 10 yrs before the Rays existed. It was built in the hopes that they could lure the White Sox there, but that didn't obviously work. So the stadium was used for other events (arena football, hockey, the Final Four, etc.) until the Rays came. Basically, if you go in with the expectations that this is going to be Camden Yards or Turner Field, you'll be disappointed, but you should just enjoy what it is, an indoor stadium in one of the most humid/hot/sticky parts of the U.S. (I grew up for 22 yrs in St. Pete and got real tired of sweating on Christmas Day, so I moved north). The Rays are an exciting team with a hip manager and devoted fans. As for my experience, I finally was able to see my first Rays game (I moved to Atlanta 3 yrs before they got the Rays), and my family with children (8, 10, & 15) had a good time. I bought some upper deck tickets real cheap from an on-line ticket place, and the seats were in the first row of the upper deck. They really had a great view, although we did feel high up there. About the 4th inning we toured around the stadium and then moved down to the lower level (section 125), because it was a Monday game and the crowd was very light. My children enjoyed getting to pet the Rays at the rays tank. Some reviewers have complained about the food prices, but tell me what stadium in the country actually has cheap food prices?? Overall, the walkways around the stadium are clean and colorful and well-lit. It really is a pleasant place to walk around. The best part of the whole experience, when you get right down to it, is the Rays!! They are an exciting team to watch. If you're going to be entertained by the venue, then you may be slightly disappointed, but if you're going to enjoy good baseball, you will have a great time. One last perk is the parking. I've paid 15 bucks to park a mile away at Turner Field, but I paid 15 bucks at the Trop and parked basically right next to the stadium in the main lot, and getting out after the game was a breeze.