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Rays announce 2018 Home Spring Training schedule

Also announced are dates for pitchers and catchers, as well as the full squad to report

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays home spring training schedule was released today for 2018, the team’s 10th Grapefruit League season at Charlotte Sports Park.

The Rays are scheduled to play 14 spring training home games at Charlotte Sports Park, beginning on Friday, February 23 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. All home games at Charlotte Sports Park begin at 1:05 p.m.

Important Dates

  • The first workout for pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14.
  • The first full-squad workout is scheduled for Monday, February 19.
  • The day of the spring opener, February 23, will be a split-squad day, with a road game scheduled in Sarasota against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The spring training schedule will conclude with the Rays hosting the Detroit Tigers in an exhibition game at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, March 27 at 12:35 p.m.

The full schedule of road games for 2018 spring training will be released at a later date. The spring training schedule remains subject to change and fans are encouraged to check for updates.

2018 Spring Home Schedule

Start planning your road trips now.

Spring Training Tickets

Single game tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 12 at 10 a.m. exclusively through the team website. The Rays are also taking deposits for spring training season tickets, with a deposit of $100 per seat required to reserve priority access to seating locations.

Additional benefits include the opportunity to purchase parking at 30 percent off at Charlotte Sports Park. Full prices will start at $258. Deposits may be placed online at or by calling 888-FAN-RAYS.