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“Give the Trop some proper props”
Review of Tropicana Field

Tropicana Field
Ranked #12 of 130 things to do in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home of the Tampa Bay Rays, this major league park is the first to feature naturally looking FieldTurf.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
3,305 reviews
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“Give the Trop some proper props”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, gets more than its share of criticism because it looks like a sombrero and harkens back to the day when most major league baseball stadiums had rooftops and artificial grass playing fields. An architectural masterpiece, it isn't. Wrigley Field, it isn't. Yankee Stadium, it isn't. But I've been to several games at the Trop and I must admit I don't have as many issues with the stadium as most critics apparently do. First of all, it is centrally located so fans can easily reach it from anywhere in St. Petersburg. Folks in Tampa can reach it easily on I-275. And fans across Tampa Bay in Bradenton and Sarasota and reach it by driving across the famed Sunshine Skyway on I-275. Secondly, the parking is wonderful, close, plentiful and inexpensive with easy access to the Interstate and a fast trip across the Sunshine Skyway to Sarasota. For one game against the Yankees, we bought $200 tickets to enjoy the amenities of the private club, including all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecues and roast beef and all-you-can-drink beer and soda. Watching an indoor game in air conditioning at the Trop is a lot better than being drenched by rain in Miami or Atlanta. We have always purchased seats close to the field with good sight lines. I've also noticed that the food venders are plentiful and very active at the Trop. The food is very good, better than I have experienced at most major league parks, including Wrigley Field. The problem with Tampa Bay Ray fans is there aren't many of them. Or at least they don't show up for the games. A seat in the upper deck in left field affords a great view of the field and the entire park.

Visited June 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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“Tampa Bay Ray's Rule”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Went with family to see Rays Vs Astros', Ray's lost this one, only game dropped of the series, maybe we were the bad luck charm.
Stadium is very accessible & parking no issue. Staff are courteous and helpful for stadium first-timers like ourselves. Rest rooms & food court area spotlessly clean & serviced during our visit. Food & Beverages pricey like all stdiums , but quality was good. A relatively small crowd in, but service was top notch. All in all, left feeling we would come again, even though there was only 1 baseball fan among us 4. Entertainment mad it an enjoyable even for the non-fanatic.

Visited June 2014
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Cartagena, Spain
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“Nice Stadium”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I went to see Yankees - Tampa... Nice atmosphere, Great stadium and definitely will go again on another chance.

Visited April 2014
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“Rays game”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Being inside a ball field was great. We had great seats, but this stadium there wasn't bad seats anywhere.

Visited July 2014
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Houma
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“Could use renovations”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

i've been to Tropicana several times. and compared to other parks....this place needs a renovation! what is with that drainage ditch/moat directly in front of the stadium? The Rays deserve better! i know the tax payers don't want a tax hike for a new stadium, but can we please spruce up the place a little?
it does have a great atmosphere, and is very family friendly.great entertainment,giveaways & cold a/c!!! food is good and even has an outback steakhouse & typical ballpark food. has a new addition in centerfield completed before the beginning of the season which looks great. but please do something about that eyesore ditch in front of the stadium!!!

Visited July 2014
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