It’s baseball season and this favorite American pastime is a perfect outing for all ages! There are lots of great options for baseball in Tampa Bay. Read on for details to help make your Tampa Bay baseball outing great, including stadium accessibility info., discounts and logistical assistance.
Does your older loved one enjoy baseball? It’s great to watch games at home, and many of our clients enjoy evenings following their favorite teams…but there’s nothing like going to a game. There’s no reason an older adult can’t do so!
EasyLiving can help plan the logistics, provide transportation and think of all the details so your Tampa Bay baseball outing is fun and hassle-free. When older adults need help getting around or managing personal needs they often hesitate to go to events they used to enjoy. Our senior concierge team specializes in Tampa Bay baseball and other local outings for older adults. There’s no need for the client to worry about safely navigating the stadium or needing help going to the bathroom…we’ll take care of all those details plus make it a fun time! A day out at a baseball game can be perfect for a birthday or family celebration.
Stay tuned for more about the minor league Tampa Bay baseball options…we’re big fans of the Clearwater Threshers and Dunedin Blue Jays’ games! But, today we’ll share our quick guide to enjoying a Tampa Bay Rays’ game.
Tampa Bay Baseball: A Day or Evening Out with the Rays
Useful facts for attending a game at Tropicana Field:
- Tropicana Field offers assistive listening devices for those with hearing impairments (at gate 4 guest services).
- You can’t bring in backpacks, purses, bags or packages bigger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″.
- Elevators are located at Gates 1, 2, 4, and 6.
- Fans can bring food in for individual consumption. All permissible food items must be individual servings, wrapped, bagged or contained within a soft-sided container (not bigger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″). Only sealed plastic water bottles under one liter and children’s single-serving juice boxes are permitted.
- Accessible parking is located in Lots 1, 7 and 11 (subject to availability).
- Accessible seating options are found throughout the stadium (ask when you book tickets or see Tropicana Field’s Interactive Map).
- Family restrooms are located at:
- 100 (Main) Level: 102-104, 116-118, 119-121
- Mezzanine Level: Next to Meeting Room No. 1 on third base line
- 300 (Upper) Level: 310-312, 309-311, 347
- Wheelchair transports, provided by St. Anthony’s Health Care Medical Team, are provided from the gate to your seat and back to the gate at the end of the game (on a first-come, first-served basis). For ease of ingress and egress, it is recommended that those requiring wheelchair access are dropped off on Tropicana Drive and enter through Gates 4 or 5. Wheelchair transporters are not allowed to leave Tropicana Field to pick-up or deliver patrons outside of the gates.
Lots open 4 hours before first pitch. Detailed parking maps, turn by turn directions, and pricing information is available at raysbaseball.com/parking.
General parking will cost from $15 to $30, depending on game and availability. Complimentary parking for all vehicles with four or more passengers will be available in lots 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9 for all Sunday games. The first 100 vehicles with four or more may park for free in Rays lots for all other regular season home games.
Rays Season Ticket Holders may purchase discounted and/or reserved parking packages (some get complimentary parking passes) and there are designated premium spots for sale.
Accessible Parking is located in Lots 1, 7 and 11.
The Tampa Bay Baseball Looper Trolley operates from 90 minutes before game time, throughout the game, until an hour after the game ends. The free shuttle picks up passengers on Second Street mid-block between Central Avenue and First Avenue S. (under the Bank of America Tower’s pedestrian bridge) and drops passengers off on 16th Street, across from Gate 4. The city-owned garage accessible on First Avenue S., just east of Second Street, is the designated shuttle parking facility and costs $5. A dedicated van will be available for guests with special needs.
Tropicana Drive is located in front of Gate 4. It is reserved as a drop-off and pick-up point for limos, taxis and fans with accessibility needs.
Scheduling, Tickets and Promotions:
Check the schedule and get tickets online. Check out the Rays’ great promotions. Military Mondays are a great options for Vets: the Rays offer two free tickets for all Monday home games and eight additional bonus dates throughout the season for all active-duty military, retired and honorably discharged veterans. Thursday Senior Special: Press Level tickets for fans 60 years of age+ are only $15 for all Thursday home games.
Outing Add Ons:
Hitters Hall of Fame & Ted Williams Museum- The collection houses many greats of baseball history, including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Ted Williams (the greatest hitter who ever lived). See baseball’s best come to life in the “Hitter’s Theatre” and view unique collections with tributes to Japanese baseball, the Negro League, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and a new tribute to Jewish Major Leaguers and their impact on baseball, featuring Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg.
Explore St. Pete- have a meal downtown or take in some sites and grab the baseball trolley to the game.
Let us help you with a great Tampa Bay baseball outing!