Tampa Bay Rays - Port Charlotte
Charlotte Sports Park
2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Toll Free (888) FAN-RAYS (326-7297) or www.raysbaseball.com
2013 Rays Spring Training Info
(2 page pdf document)
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.
Rays Spring Training Ticket Prices & Information
2013 Ticket Prices and information
Field Box: $27; Field Reserved: $22; Baseline Reserved: $19; Berm/Boardwalk: $12 (NYY/BOS/DET/PHIL games); $10 (all other games)
Season ticket prices begin at $289 for Baseline Reserve tickets, $323 for Field Reserve and $374 for Field Box tickets.
Single-game tickets will go on sale January 19 at www.raysbaseball.com or by calling 888-FAN-RAYS,
The 2013 season will mark the Rays fifth 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
Pitchers and catchers report on February 12 with the first full-squad workout scheduled for February 17.
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
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)
2009-13 Charlotte Sports Park
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Attendance (2005-12)
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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
McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, 52 miles to the North