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Rays Sell out Pride Night

The Rays announced that 40,000 tickets had been sold for Friday’s game. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to support victims of the Orlando mass shooting.

For anyone planning to attend the game, an early arrival is recommended.

Here is more from the Rays’ announcement:


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays annual Pride Night, Friday’s 7:10 p.m. game against the San Francisco Giants, is sold out. The game is dedicated to the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando.

The Rays will continue to accept donations in support of the Pulse Victims fund, and on Friday additional donation centers will be located at the ballpark.

Proceeds from the team’s daily 50/50 raffle will also benefit the Pulse Victims Fund. ,

In addition:

· Parking will be $5 per car at all team-controlled lots.

· OneBlood will hold blood drives at Tropicana Field starting at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. for Saturday’s 4:10 p.m. game. Donors will receive a OneBlood T-shirt and a voucher for two tickets to any future 2016 regular season game, redeemable online.

· The national anthem and “God Bless America” will performed by Una Voce, the Florida Men’s Chorale.

· There will be a video prerecorded by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. MLB Vice President of Social Responsibility and Inclusion Billy Bean will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and Senior Vice President, Diversity and Strategic Alliances Wendy Lewis will also be in attendance.

· The Rays and Giants will also observe a moment of silence while the names of the Orlando shooting victims will be scrolled on the video board.