Florida Grapefruit League

Rays 2017 Schedule

Subject to change - All times local
02/24 7:05 p.m. vs. Twins @ Fort Myers
02/25 1:05 p.m. vs. PIRATES @ HOME
02/26 1:05 p.m. vs. RED SOX @ HOME
02/27 1:05 p.m. vs. Phillies @ Clearwater
02/28 1:05 p.m. vs. TWINS @ HOME
03/01 1:05 p.m. vs. PHILLIES @ HOME
03/02 1:05 p.m. vs. Red Sox @ Fort Myers
03/03 1:05 p.m. vs. TIGERS @ HOME
03/04 1:05 p.m. vs. ORIOLES @ HOME
03/05 1:07 p.m. vs. Blue Jays @ Dunedin
03/06 OFF DAY
03/07 1:05 p.m. vs. Yankees @ Tampa
03/08 6:35 p.m. vs. WBC TEAM COLUMBIA @ HOME
03/09 1:05 p.m. vs. PIRATES @ HOME
03/10 1:05 p.m. vs. Pirates @ Bradenton
03/11 1:05 p.m. vs. Red Sox @ Fort Myers
03/12 1:05 p.m. vs. BLUE JAYS @ HOME
03/13 1:05 p.m. vs. Twins @ Fort Myers
03/14 1:05 p.m. vs. YANKEES @ HOME
03/14 1:05 p.m. vs. Orioles @ Sarasota
03/15 1:05 p.m. vs. RED SOX @ HOME
03/16 OFF DAY
03/17 1:05 p.m. vs. TWINS @ HOME
03/18 1:07 p.m. vs. Blue Jays @ Dunedin
03/19 1:05 p.m. vs. PHILLIES @ HOME
03/20 1:05 p.m. vs. PIRATES @ HOME
03/21 1:05 p.m. vs. Pirates @ Bradenton
03/22 6:05 p.m. vs. Orioles @ Sarasota
03/23 1:05 p.m. vs. YANKEES @ HOME
03/24 1:05 p.m. vs. Pirates @ Bradenton
03/25 1:05 p.m. vs. RED SOX @ HOME
03/26 1:05 p.m. vs. Yankees @ Tampa
03/27 OFF DAY
03/28 1:05 p.m. vs. Twins @ Fort Myers
03/29 1:05 p.m. vs. ORIOLES @ HOME
03/30 1:05 p.m. vs. TWINS @ HOME
03/31 1:05 p.m. vs. Phillies @ Clearwater
 



 



Tampa Bay Rays - Port Charlotte

PHOTO: Charlotte Sports Park



Charlotte Sports Park
2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Ticket Information:
Toll Free (888) FAN-RAYS (326-7297) or www.raysbaseball.com

Official Tampa Bay Rays Web Site


Attending a Rays Game at Charlotte Sports Park

The Charlotte Sports Park has undergone an extensive renovation and is the spring home of the Tampa Bay Rays. The site is located approximately 75 miles south of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

The state-of-the-art facility contains 5,000 fixed seats, and has additional berm seating and party areas. A new suite level and group areas have been added and a unique 360-degree baseball boardwalk rings the stadium. Follow the boardwalk to leftfield and you'll find a Tiki Bar, where fans can sip a cold beverage, catch up with friends and still keep the game in view. Charlotte Sports Park is also a family-friendly ballpark, there is a Kids Clubhouse zone that contains separate play areas for tots and youth, and a concession stand just for kids. The facility is a mode of sustainability, and features an educational green roof and Florida-friendly landscaping.

In addition to spring training games, the facility houses the state-of-the-art Rays training complex, which includes a new clubhouse, five full fields and one-half field. It is home to extended spring training for the Rays, and the Rays new Florida State League Team owned in partnership with Cal Ripken and Ripken Baseball on this unique venture.

"Ripken Baseball is an established and proven minor league operator and the Ripken name is synonymous with success," said Matt Silverman, President of the Rays.

The renovations to the Charlotte Sports Park were financed by contributions from Charlotte County, the State of Florida and the Rays. While the Rays will have exclusive access during spring training, this facility is truly a park within a park, and the County will use the venue throughout the year for concerts, youth sports, recreation and community events.

Photo Gallery

Rays Spring Training Ticket Prices & Information

2017 Ticket Prices and information
Season Ticket Plans start at $325. 3-Game Packs start at $51. Groups, Suites, and Picnic Opportunities are available by calling (941) 206-HITS.

Single game pricing starts at $10 for most games. Call Toll Free (888) FAN-RAYS (326-7297) or visit www.raysbaseball.com/spring

Stadium Information

The 2017 season will mark the Rays ninth Spring Training at this location. The stadium was built in 1987 with renovations in 2009.

Parking: $10 per car
Dimensions: 338 to left, 402 feet to centerfield and 338 feet to rightfield.
Seating Capacity: 6,823

Click here for a Charlotte Sports Park Seating Diagram

Charlotte Sports Park is also the home of the Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Rays Class A Florida State League affiliate.

Directions to Charlotte Sports Park

Find in Google Maps

From the North - Take I-75 South to Exit 179. Turn right onto Toledo Blade Boulevard. Turn right on El Jobean Road. Stadium is on the left.

From the South - Take I-75 North to Exit 164. Take U.S. 41 North (Tamiami Trail) and turn left onto El Jobean Road. Stadium is on the left.

Traffic and Road Construction Information from the Florida Department of Transportation
Learn about important traffic and roadway conditions by visiting www.FL511.com. This service reports travel times, road construction, lane closures and more on major Florida roadways.

Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training History

1998-2008 St. Petersburg (Progress Energy Park, Home of Al Lang Field)
2009-17 Charlotte Sports Park

Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Attendance (2006-16)

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Attendance 70,756 79,044 54,960 97,692 97,971 95,859 87,916 106,102 78,624 80,406 65,584
Number of Games 15 16 11 16 15 15 16 17 14 14 13
Average Attendance 4,717 4,940 4,996 6,513 6,531 6,391 5,495 5,895 5,616 5,360 5,276

Area Information

Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau (800) 652-6090 or www.charlotteharbortravel.com

Other nearby Spring Training sites
Jet Blue Park, Fort Myers, Home of the Boston Red Sox, 35 miles to the South
Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, Home of the Baltimore Orioles, 41 miles to the North
Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Home of the Minnesota Twins, 50 miles to the South
LECOM Park, Bradenton, Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, 52 miles to the North