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TROPICANA FIELD

View from the upper deck at Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG, FL

Located just a few blocks from downtown St. Petersburg and a short drive from Tampa, Tropicana Field is the only dome stadium in baseball. Nearly a decade after its completion Tampa Bay was awarded a baseball team to play at Tropicana Field in 1998. The quest to build a stadium in the city began in the mid 1980s as city official sought to attract a MLB team (Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle) to the area. This attempt was unsuccessful. Although the stadium did not have a baseball tenant it was used for basketball, hockey and many other events. Finally in 1995 Major League Baseball awarded the city a franchise. Named the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the team would begin playing at the dome in 1998. Although the stadium had originally been built for baseball, the organization decided to renovate the stadium to make it more like a ballpark. It was the last stadium built with a dome and looks similar to a cookie cutter stadium. The stadium was closed for 17 months while it was renovated. Part of the $85 million renovations included wider concourses, installation of Astroturf, clubhouses, dugouts, additional luxury suites, restrooms, elevators, escalators and administrative offices. The seating capacity was reduced from 48,000 to 45,000. In 1996, the stadium was renamed Tropicana Field after Tropicana Juice purchased the naming rights.

View of Tropicana FieldThe Tampa Bay Devil Rays played their first game on March 31, 1998 when fans filled Tropicana Field to see professional baseball for the first time. Fans enter the main entrance of Tropicana Field through a giant rotunda reminiscent of Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. Once inside the stadium, visitors find themselves in a location known as Centerfield Street. Here is the Center Field Street Brewhouse, the Rays team store, the Capitan Morgan Deck and the Hitters Hall-of-Fame featuring artifacts of some of the greatest hitters in baseball. One of the most unique features at Tropicana Field is the Rays Touch Tank, a 35-foot, 10,000 gallon tank, where fans can touch rays. It is located just beyond the fence in right-center field. Upon entering the field area, fans view a sea of blue seats. The lower level of seats extend from right center field to homeplate and around to left center field. The upper level of seats extend
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down the base lines. An area of seats above the lower level in left field is known as the Beach, a section with beach decor and tropical foliage. Tropicana Field's outfield wall has many nooks and crannies that provides interesting plays off the wall. Beyond the centerfield wall is the Batter’s Eye Restaurant. The main scoreboard is located beyond the right centerfield seats. After the 1999 season, the Astroturf was removed and replaced by Field Turf, a plastic grass. Since 2007, the Rays have been exploring the possibility of building a new ballpark in Tampa or St. Petersburg. Obstacles blocking potential construction include funding and location issues, however, the Rays are focused on building a new ballpark in the future. Although the Rays struggled for a decade on the field, in recent years the team has become a powerhouse in the American League East division. In December 2013 the Rays announced upgrades to Tropicana Field that enhance the fan experience at Rays games. The $750,000 project creates a walkway around the top of lower bowl providing views of the playing field and an open air gathering area in centerfield. The seating capacity of Tropicana Field was reduced to 31,000 as 3,000 seats will be removed in addition to seats that are also covered in the upper deck. Tarps cover over 10,000 seats and can be removed if necessary increasing the seating capacity to over 42,000.

FACTS & FIGURES

-Tenant: Tampa Bay Rays
-Capacity:
31,042 (2014), 42,735
-Surface:
Fieldturf
-Cost:
$115 Million (original) $85 Million (renovations)
-Opened:
March 31, 1998 (MLB)
-Dimensions:
315-L, 404-C, 322-R
-Architect:
DLR Group Sports
-Owner:
City of St. Petersburg
-Former Name(s):
Suncoast Dome (1986-'93), Thunderdome (1993-'97)
-Naming Rights: Tropicana Juice, $1.5 million through 2019
-Public Financing:
100% (original): general obligation bonds, 79% (renovations)
-Private Financing:
21% (renovations): $14 million by Rays
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2014 RAYS SCHEDULE

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TROPICANA FIELD PICTURES

Tropican Field in 1998. Submitted by Dan Davis. Downtown St. Petersburg Catwalks at Tropicana Field Outfield at Tropicana Field Main scoreboard at Tropicana Field View from behind the right field foul pole View from centerfield at Tropicana Field View from the third base grandstand. View from behind homeplate at Tropicana Field OUtfield View towards the Beach at Tropicana Field Directly behind homeplate at Tropicana Field  
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MEMORABLE MOMENTS
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World Series: 2008

Wade Boggs' 3,000th hit on August 7, 1999.

Rookie of the Year and Gold Glove Award winner Evan Longoria in 2008.

Franchise 46 homeruns by
Carlos Pena in 2007.

Matt Garza pitches a no-hitter on July 26, 2010.

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