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What You Need to Know About Tampa Bay Rays Games

by Tad on March 1, 2024

The Tampa Bay Rays haven't been around for long, but ever since dropping "Devil" from their name, they have proven to be one of the top competitors in the league year after year, despite being a small-market team. Find out how you can save on tickets to see them in action!

Tampa Bay Rays Games - Tropicana Field along 3rd baseline

Tampa Bay Rays Team Overview

As one of the current youngest teams in Major League Baseball (MLB), the team originated as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1998, and has since played home games at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. Did you know that Tropicana Field is a domed stadium? You won't need to worry about being too hot or rained out. And there's an actual rays touch tank in the outfield!

The franchise's first decade was plagued with last-place seasons. With a fresh start and new look for the 2008 season, the team transformed into the Tampa Bay Rays and saw their first-ever winning season — even going all the way to the World Series. They haven’t looked back since, and continue to be a dominant team in the most competitive MLB division. The American League (AL) East is stacked with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays.

Despite a short team history, the Tampa Bay Rays have won two AL pennants, four AL East division titles and four Wild Card berths. Aside from 2008, the Rays also appeared in the World Series in 2020, but are still seeking their first championship. Notable former Rays players include Evan Longoria, Carlos Peña, Carl Crawford, James Shields and Kevin Kiermaier. Currently, you can catch All-Stars Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe and Randy Arozarena in action for the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays - Tropicana Field

Tampa Bay Rays Tickets

If you’re vacationing in Central Florida and are interested in other experiences besides theme parks, the Tampa Bay Rays are only a short distance away. It's worth the 90-minute drive for baseball fans to witness a dominant young team make a name for themselves in a competitive division. Undercover Tourist can help you find great deals on tickets! As a trusted ticket seller for over 20 years, Undercover Tourist offers a wide variety of seats from the outfield to behind home plate. You can also find additional general tips on ways to save on MLB tickets.

Tampa Bay Rays Schedule

During a regular season, the Tampa Bay Rays play a total of 162 games from spring to September. If they make a playoff berth, the postseason continues through October. Games are usually played in three-game series at a time, alternating between home and away locations each week. The Rays regularly face their division rivals throughout the season, and play all other MLB teams at least once.

You can view the Rays' full 2024 schedule here.

Are you a Tampa Bay Rays fan? Don't miss your chance to see one of the most exciting teams in baseball — purchase tickets to your next game through Undercover Tourist. 

Keep hopping, Tad!
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