Rays host Blue Jays and Braves during five-game homestand

The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a five-game homestand against the Toronto Blue Jays (May 4-6) and Atlanta Braves (May 8-9).

May 3rd, 2018

The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a five-game homestand against the Toronto Blue Jays (May 4-6) and Atlanta Braves (May 8-9). The 2018 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.

The Rays take on the Blue Jays on Friday, May 4 at 7:10 p.m. and continue the series on Saturday, May 5 at 6:10 p.m. When gates open prior to Saturday's game, all fans will receive a Tropical Shirt, presented by Hooters, while supplies last. The series concludes on Sunday afternoon with a 1:10 p.m. start. Prior to Sunday's game, all kids 14 years and under will receive a Baseball Toss Game, presented by Morgan Auto Group, while supplies last. 

Following an off-day on Monday, May 7, the Rays host the Braves for a two-game interleague series, with both games slated for 7:10 p.m. first pitches. 

Sundays will once again be 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 featuring mascots and entertainers. For the fifth consecutive season, concourse activities will be complimentary for kids 14 years and under. Activities include Power Alley Batting Cage, Speed Pitch, Virtual Reality Home Run Derby, Raymond's Treehouse, Topps Make Your Own Baseball Card and the Grand Slam Alley, courtesy of GameTime. Extra entertainers will also perform on Sundays, including face painters, stilt walkers, jugglers and balloon artists. In addition, every Sunday home game, two Rays players will sign autographs for kids 14 years and under along the right field line from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

The Rays are also offering weekday specials throughout the season including: 

Monday -- Salute to Service Monday presented by Suncoast Credit Union: Military, Teachers and First Responders can receive two (2) complimentary tickets to select Monday home games, additional bonus dates and special ticket offers throughout the season. Some exclusions apply. Military, Teachers and First Responders are encouraged to visit raysbaseball.com/specials to sign up. Affiliation will be verified by ID.me, a third-party MLB-approved verification service. Tickets will be made available one week prior to each scheduled game date.

Tuesday -- $2 Kids Tuesdays presented by Morgan Auto Group: For all Tuesday home games, tickets for kids 14 years and under are $2 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. $2 Hot Dogs, presented by Kayem Franks, will be available for all fans for all Tuesday home dates. A total of 3,228 hot dogs were sold during the first Tuesday of the season.

Wednesday -- Senior Special Wednesdays presented by Duke Energy: For all Wednesday home games, Press Level tickets for fans 60 years and older are only $15.

Thursday -- $19.98 Ticket Combo presented by Coca-Cola: For all Thursday home games, fans can purchase Press Level tickets that include chips and a 20-ounce bottled Coca-Cola beverage for $19.98. 



Friday -- $7.11 tickets presented by 7-Eleven: For all Friday home games, fans may purchase Upper Level 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. The coupon code will be redeemable online at raysbaseball.com/specials or at the Tropicana Field Box Office. Each coupon will be good for up to four (4) tickets. New for 2018, fans will be able to upgrade to the lower level for an additional $7. Budweiser and Bud Lights will be available to purchase for fans 21 years and older for $5 at the Budweiser Porch in Center Field. Please drink responsibly. 

BATS N' BREWS -- The Rays and iHeartMedia Tampa Bay's "Bats N' Brews" radio show, presented by Budweiser, airs live on Friday, May 4 from the Budweiser Porch in center field. This week's show features Crash and Big Rig from Tampa Bay's Rock Station 98ROCK. 98ROCK is heard on 97.9 FM.

SALUTE TO SERVICE $15 TICKETS -- The Rays have extended their Salute to Service promotion, presented by Suncoast Credit Union, to include $15 tickets for the game on Saturday, May 5. Military and First Responders can purchase up to four (4) tickets to this game for $15 each, courtesy of Suncoast Credit Union. This special offer is available online only through raysbaseball.com/specials and expires the night before the game at midnight. Affiliation will be verified by ID.me, a thirdparty MLB approved verification service.

JOHNNY FIELD & DANIEL ROBERTSON PARTICIPATE IN PLAY BALL DAY -- As part of Play Ball Weekend, the Rays will be hosting Play Ball Day on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Northwest Little League Complex in Tampa, with Rays outfielder Johnny Field and infielder Daniel Robertson helping with instruction. This free event is aimed to teach kids the joy of playing baseball and softball through a day of instruction and fun activities. Activities and entertainment include: face painters, corn hole, inflatable games, spin the wheel for prizes and more. There will also be a Jr. Home Run Derby, along with pitching and running competitions. Fans can visit raysbaseball.com/playball for more information. The Rays will be hosting an equipment drive at the event, courtesy of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. Fans who donate gently used or new equipment will receive a ticket voucher for two (2) tickets to a future 2018 Rays home game, while supplies last. 

BASEBALL TOMORROW FUND EQUIPMENT DRIVE -- In addition to Saturday's equipment drive at Play Ball Day, the Rays will also be hosting an equipment drive inside Tropicana Field at Gates 1 and 3 until the 2nd inning on Sunday, May 6. Fans who donate gently used or new equipment will receive a ticket voucher for two (2) tickets to a future 2018 Rays home game, while supplies last. Prior to Sunday's game, the Rays and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will present a $5,000 check to this year's Play Ball recipient.

NAVY NIGHT -- The Rays will welcome members of the United States Navy to the game on Wednesday, May 9 as part of Tampa Bay's Navy Week. Tampa Bay is one of 14 areas in the U.S. selected to host Navy Week, a week-long celebration that is designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity. Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, who is the commander of the Navy Region Northwest, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Navy Band Southeast, one of 11 official U.S. Navy Bands, will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner," the U.S. flag will be presented by USS Constitution sailors and the Ceremonial Guard Drill Team will perform prior to the game.

GATES OPEN -- Sunday-Thursday, 1½ hours prior to first pitch; Friday-Saturday, 2 hours prior to first pitch.