The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a three-team, nine-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers (August 4-6), Boston Red Sox (August 8-9) and the defending American League Champion Cleveland Indians (August 10-13). The 2017 Rays Baseball season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.The Brewers, making only their
The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a three-team, nine-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers (August 4-6), Boston Red Sox (August 8-9) and the defending American League Champion Cleveland Indians (August 10-13). The 2017 Rays Baseball season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.
The Brewers, making only their third visit all-time to Tropicana Field, open a three-game interleague series on Friday, August 4 at 7:10 p.m. The series continues with Superhero Night on Saturday. When gates open prior to the 6:10 p.m. start, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Rays MARVEL® Iron Man Bobblehead presented by Crown Automotive Group. The series concludes on Sunday afternoon with a 1:10 p.m. start. Before Sunday's game, all kids 14 and under will receive a pair of Rays Swim Goggles presented by 7-Eleven. All promotional items are available while supplies last.
Following an off-day on Monday, August 7, the homestand continues on Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 9, when the Rays face the American League East-leading Red Sox in a two-game series. Both games of the series are slated for 7:10 p.m. starts.
The homestand concludes with a four-game series against the Indians beginning on Thursday, August 10, the first of two consecutive 7:10 p.m. games. Saturday's 6:10 p.m. game will include "Turn Back the Clock" Night, which will feature both Rays and Indians players donning retro jerseys. For the sixth straight year, the Rays will wear their 1970s retro-style navy uniforms with light blue sleeves that celebrate the style of the era while keeping the Rays modern colors. The Indians will wear their 1975 all-red uniforms. Earlier this season, the Rays wore light blue retro-style uniforms for the first game of the June 10 doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics. The first 15,000 fans on Saturday will receive a Mystery Retro Replica Jersey presented by GTE Financial. Fans will have the chance to get a retro Rays jersey featuring the names of one of ten different players on the back. A 1:10 p.m. matinee on Sunday finishes off the homestand. All kids 14 and under will receive a pair of Rays Retro Socks presented by GEICO.
Family Fun Days, presented by Tampa General Hospital, continue on Sunday, August 6 and Sunday, August 13. Family Fun Days will feature free parking for cars with four or more passengers. For the fourth consecutive season, concourse activities will be complimentary for kids 14 years and under. Activities include Power Alley Batting Cage, Speed Pitch, Raymond's Art Studio, Topps Make Your Own Baseball Card and the Grand Slam Alley, courtesy of GameTime. Extra entertainers will also perform on Sundays, including face painters, airbrush tattoo artists, magicians, caricaturists, 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 stands 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 have the opportunity to receive two (2) complimentary tickets to all six (6) Monday home games, ten (10) additional bonus dates and special ticket offers throughout the season. 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 also be available for all fans for all Tuesday home dates. A total of 40,976 hot dogs have been sold during the first seven Tuesdays of the season.
Wednesday-Ballpark App Wednesdays presented by MLB.com: For all Wednesday home games, fans may purchase half-priced Lower Corner and Upper Level tickets exclusively through the MLB.com Ballpark App. Wednesdays will also feature Ballpark Bingo presented by 7-Eleven, where Rays fans can play against each other each week for a chance to win prizes. To access special ticket offers, Rays Ballpark Bingo and other exclusive promotions throughout the season, fans are encouraged to download the MLB.com Ballpark App from the App Store, Google Play or raysbaseball.com/ballparkapp.
Thursday-Senior Special Thursdays presented by Duke Energy: For all Thursday home games, Press Level tickets for fans 60 years and older are only $15.
Friday-$7.11 Fridays 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. $5 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts will be available to purchase for fans 21 years and older at the Budweiser Porch in Center Field. Please drink responsibly.
COMING UP AT THE REPUBLIC BANK DRAFT ROOM-Prior to the game on Wednesday, August 9 at 7:10 p.m., professional wrestler Jay Lethal will be available for a meet and greet from 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the Republic Bank Draft Room.
"TURN BACK THE CLOCK" JERSEY AUCTION-Following the game on Saturday, August 12, the "Turn Back the Clock" jerseys worn by Rays players and coaches will be autographed and auctioned online with proceeds benefiting the Rays Baseball Foundation. For more information on the auction, visit raysbaseball.com/auction.
GATES OPEN-Monday-Thursday, 1½ hours prior to first pitch; Friday-Sunday, 2 hours prior to first pitch.