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Tampa Bay Rays Home Opener Information

GATES OPEN---At the home opener, Tropicana Field gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and parking lots at 2:00 p.m. for those wishing to start their tailgating early…during the remainder of the season, gates will open two hours before game time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday home games and 1½ hours Monday through Thursday…Tropicana Field parking lots open two hours before gate openings.

NATIONAL ANTHEM---Tampa’s own BK Jackson, a 17-year-old saxophonist from Blake High School, will perform the national anthem at the home opener and the following game on April 14. Last October, BK performed the anthem at Game 1 of the American League Division Series and all four games of the American League Championship Series.

RAYS INTRODUCE CLUB 105---This season the Rays will introduce a new seating area at Tropicana Field known as Club 105…the team has converted Section 105 – previously a drink rail space – into an area with padded seats…beer, wine, soda, peanuts, popcorn and pretzels are included in the price of the ticket…tickets for Club 105 are priced at $90 for regular games, $105 for marquee games and $130 for prime games.

NEW CAPACITY---As a result of the new Club 105 and other adjustments, the official capacity at Tropicana Field this season is 36,973.

-- Rays Press Release