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Rays host Tigers and Mariners during six-game homestand

Highlights Include Willy Adames Bobblehead and Raymond Keychain
August 15, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow to host the Detroit Tigers (August 16-18) and Seattle Mariners (August 19-21) in a six-game homestand. The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Friday, August 16 vs. Detroit Tigers First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. Gates Open: 5:40

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow to host the Detroit Tigers (August 16-18) and Seattle Mariners (August 19-21) in a six-game homestand. The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.

Friday, August 16 vs. Detroit Tigers

First Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.

Ticket Special: $7.11 Tickets—For all Friday home games, fans may purchase tickets for only $7.11. To take advantage of this special price, fans should visit a participating local 7-Eleven store and pick up the Rays Friday Night discount coupon. Tickets are limited and fans are encouraged to purchase in advance.

Beer Special: $5 Budweisers on the Budweiser Porch—For all Friday home games, fans 21 and over can head to the Budweiser Porch for $5 Bud and Bud Lights. Please drink responsibly.

Saturday, August 17 vs. Detroit Tigers

First Pitch: 6:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 4:40 p.m.

Promotion: Willy Adames Bobblehead presented by Morgan Auto Group. Available for all fans while supplies last.

Ticket Special: Salute to Service $15 Tickets—The Rays have extended their Salute to Service promotion, presented by Suncoast Credit Union, to include $15 tickets for this game, a savings of up to 75 percent off the single-game ticket price. Military and Teachers can purchase up to four (4) tickets only through RaysBaseball.com/specials. This offer expires the night before the game at midnight. Affiliation will be verified by ID.me.

Tommy Pham to Host Belmont Heights Little League: Courtesy of Tommy Pham, players from Belmont Heights Little League will get to meet the Rays outfielder and will receive passes to watch batting practice on the field before the game.

Rays Wives Charity Spin Class: On Saturday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m., the Rays Wives will be hosting and participating in a charity spin class at Central Cycling in downtown St. Petersburg. The ride is a $50 donation per bike, with 100 percent of the proceeds from the ride benefiting Starting Right, Now, an organization that ends homelessness for youth by providing one-on-one mentoring, a stable home, assisting with employment opportunities, teaching financial literacy/life skills and promoting educational achievement. Each rider will receive a ticket voucher valid for four (4) lower box tickets to a future Rays game. There will also be a raffle for autographed Rays memorabilia and other Rays experiences, with all raffle ticket purchases benefiting Starting Right, Now. To book a bike for the charity ride, visit

centralcycling.com/schedule.

Devil Rays Day: The Rays will wear their Majestic Athletic white alternate throwback Devil Rays jerseys and navy blue New Era retro caps, which debuted during last year’s 20th anniversary celebration season. This will be the fourth of five dates the Rays wear the throwback jerseys and caps.

Sunday, August 18 vs. Detroit Tigers

First Pitch: 1:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 11:40 a.m.

Promotion: Raymond Bendable Keychain presented by 7-Eleven. Available for fans 14 years and under while supplies last.

Ticket Special: Family Packs presented by Coca-Cola—For select Sunday home games, fans can purchase Family Packs, which include three (3) or more Outfield tickets and a 20 oz. Coke product with each ticket purchased. Family Pack tickets start at $17 per ticket and can be purchased at the BayCare Box Office at Tropicana Field or online at RaysBaseball.com/specials.

For the Kids: Sundays are Family Fun Days, courtesy of Tampa General Hospital. Every Sunday home game will feature free parking for cars with four or more passengers and a variety of postgame activities for kids, including Kids Run the Bases and a DJ Kitty Dance Party. For the sixth consecutive season, concourse activities will be complimentary for kids 14 years and under on Sundays. In addition, two Rays players will sign autographs for kids 14 years and under along the right field stands from 12:00–12:30 p.m.

Monday, August 19 vs. Seattle Mariners

First Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.

Ticket Special: Salute to Service presented by Suncoast Credit Union—Military, Teachers and First Responders can receive two (2) complimentary tickets by visiting RaysBaseball.com/specials. Affiliation will be verified by ID.me, a third-party MLB approved verification service. This offer expires the night before the game at midnight.

Ticket Special: $2 Kids Tickets—Tickets for kids 14 years and under are $2 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at RaysBaseball.com/specials or at the BayCare Box Office at Tropicana Field.

Tuesday, August 20 vs. Seattle Mariners

First Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.

Ticket Special: $2 Kids Tickets—Tickets for kids 14 years and under are $2 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at RaysBaseball.com/specials or at the BayCare Box Office at Tropicana Field.

Tuesday’s Champion: Before every Tuesday home game, the Rays host a youngster from the Make-A-Wish Foundation or Children’s Dream Fund as a part of the “Tuesday’s Champion” program presented by RIPA & Associates. The Rays will host 15-year-old Grace Davis from the Children’s Dream Fund, who is also part of the “Kiermaier’s Kids” program, which Kevin and Marisa Kiermaier established this season with a $25,000 donation to the Children’s Dream Fund. Grace is one of six children whose dream is being funded by the Kiermaiers. As part of her special day as a Tuesday’s Champion, Grace will meet Rays players and coaches during batting practice and throw a ceremonial first pitch.

Wednesday, August 21 vs. Seattle Mariners

First Pitch: 1:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 11:40 a.m.

Ticket Special: Senior Special—200-level tickets for fans 60 years and older are only $15 at RaysBaseball.com/specials or the BayCare Box Office at Tropicana Field, subject to availability.

Additional Homestand Notes

Split the Pot: For all home games, fans can purchase Split the Pot raffle tickets at Tropicana Field as well as online at RaysBaseball.com/splitthepot. Both Tropicana Field and online raffle ticket purchases build to the same pot for a larger payout for each raffle winner. To purchase raffle tickets online, fans must be located in one of the following nine counties: Charlotte, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota. Proceeds from Split the Pot benefit the Rays Baseball Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and the official charity of the Rays, and the Ted Williams Foundation.

The Outfielder Bar & Grill and Ballpark & Rec, presented by Samuel Adams, Early Entry: Located behind center field at Tropicana Field, the Outfielder Bar & Grill and Ballpark & Rec, presented by Samuel Adams, will open to fans three hours prior to first pitch for all home games at 4:10 p.m. or later.

Brandon Lowe’s Home Runs for Hope: For every home run hit by Brandon Lowe this season, he and the Rays Baseball Foundation will each donate $100 to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. The Crisis Center provides a range of services to ensure no one in the community faces a crisis alone.