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Why is Tropicana Field lit red, white, and blue?

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It’s a sign of appreciation, but that’s not all the Rays are up to.

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Locals or fans on social media may have noticed pictures circulating of Tropicana Field’s roof lit with unexpected hues over the last week — and the reason for it is laudable.

Each night from 7:30–11:30, the roof of Tropicana Field is illuminated with red, white and blue LED lights to honor the many healthcare workers among us who are working hard to save lives while the rest of the community stays at home.

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The Rays began doing this on Tuesday night (March 31) as a show of solidarity, but that’s not the only thing they’ve done to help or inspire in the time of COVID-19.

Yesterday the Rays announced a 1 million meal donation to Feeding Tampa Bay, with a promise to match the next 1.5 million meals donated — you can join that effort here!

Additionally, the Rays announced today they will be partnering with Papa John’s to deliver pizzas to the front lines of the health care crisis, beginning with St. Anthony’s Hospital and St. Pete Fire Departments today, and then to Moffitt Cancer Center on Monday.