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Rays open three-team, 10-game homestand

Highlights include $2 tickets, peanuts and soft drinks for Rays vs. Orioles series, July 1-3
June 27, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a three-team, 10-game homestand against the Texas Rangers (June 28-30), Baltimore Orioles (July 1-3) and New York Yankees (July 4-7). The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital. Friday, June 28 vs. Texas Rangers First Pitch:

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a three-team, 10-game homestand against the Texas Rangers (June 28-30), Baltimore Orioles (July 1-3) and New York Yankees (July 4-7). The 2019 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.

Friday, June 28 vs. Texas Rangers

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.

Ticket Special: $10 Student Tickets—Students with a valid .edu email address can purchase $10 tickets to select home games. This ticket special includes a voucher for a free hot dog and 20 oz. Coke product with each ticket purchased. Offer available online only.

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 & Bud Lights. Please drink responsibly.

Saturday, June 29 vs. Texas Rangers

First Pitch: 4:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 2:40 p.m.

Promotion: Umbrella presented by Florida Department of Transportation. 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, Teachers and First Responders 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.

Rays to Rowdies Doubleheader: With the purchase of a $30 ticket package, fans can gain entry to both the Rays game, with seating in the 200 Level at Tropicana Field, and the Rowdies match, with seating in the Midfielder’s Reserved Sections 6 or 7 at Al Lang Stadium. Fans can purchase ticket packages online at RaysBaseball.com/doubleheader.

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

Sunday, June 30 vs. Texas Rangers

First Pitch: 1:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 11:40 a.m.

Promotion: Jedi Joey Wendle Socks presented by Crown Automotive Group. 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.

STAR WARS® Day: As part of STAR WARS® Day, fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with characters and enjoy in-game elements around the stadium. Fans can also purchase special STAR WARS® themed merchandise, including a Wookie of the Year T-shirt and STAR WARS® Tervis.

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, July 1 vs. Baltimore Orioles

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: All fans can purchase $2 tickets in select seating areas, with thousands of tickets available each game at this special price. Offer available online only through RaysBaseball.com/specials.

Food Special: $2 peanuts and $2 soft drinks will be available for purchase for all fans in attendance at any Tropicana Field concession stand, while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 2 vs. Baltimore Orioles

First Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.

Ticket Special: All fans can purchase $2 tickets in select seating areas, with thousands of tickets available each game at this special price. Offer available online only through RaysBaseball.com/specials.

Food Special: $2 peanuts and $2 soft drinks will be available for purchase for all fans in attendance at any Tropicana Field concession stand, while supplies last.

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 12-year-old Jonathan Felber from Make-A-Wish. As part of his special day, Jonathan will meet Rays players and coaches during batting practice and throw a ceremonial first pitch.

Rays Wives to Visit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: The Rays Wives, along with Rays mascots, will visit patients at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and deliver patriotic-themed goody bags for the children.

Wednesday, July 3 vs. Baltimore Orioles

First Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.

Ticket Special: All fans can purchase $2 tickets in select seating areas, with thousands of tickets available each game at this special price. Offer available online only through RaysBaseball.com/specials.

Food Special: $2 peanuts and $2 soft drinks will be available for purchase for all fans in attendance at any Tropicana Field concession stand, while supplies last.

Thursday, July 4 vs. New York Yankees

First Pitch: 5:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 3:40 p.m.

Independence Day Pregame Events: The CENTCOM Rappel Team will rappel down from the A-ring catwalk at Tropicana Field to deliver the game ball. CENTCOM will also present the colors during the National Anthem.

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.

Ticket Special: Salute to the Troops—As a special Independence Day offer, active-duty military, retired and honorably discharged veterans can purchase $20 tickets by visiting RaysBaseball.com/specials. Affiliation will be verified by ID.me, a third-party MLB approved verification service.

The Rays Artist Print Series: In partnership with Creative Pinellas, an arts agency working to facilitate a vibrant and sustainable arts community, the Rays crafted an opportunity for artists in Tampa Bay to design prints that celebrate the hometown baseball team and honor the unique culture of the region. Each artist selected was invited to create a piece that represents her or his own style and interpretation of the Rays brand. The limited-edition fourth of seven prints will be released on July 4 and can be purchased for $30 at the Rays Republic Team Store. Designed by international muralist, illustrator and visual arts instructor Brian McAllister, the print depicts the Statue of Liberty, a waving American flag, rays flying in formation, fireworks and a Rays player swinging a bat in front of Tropicana Field in celebration of Independence Day. For more information, visit RaysBaseball.com/printseries.

Friday, July 5 vs. New York Yankees

First Pitch: 7:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:40 p.m.

$7.11 Tickets Sold Out: Friday night’s $7.11 Tickets presented by 7-Eleven are sold out. Tickets for the game are still available in other seating areas and may be purchased online at RaysBaseball.com or at the BayCare Box Office at Tropicana Field. Fans can also choose to use their 7-Eleven coupons to purchase $7.11 tickets for future Friday home games. Registered members of the 7Rewards app can access exclusive offers, including $7.11 ticket bonus dates.

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 & Bud Lights. Please drink responsibly.

Bats N’ Brews: The Rays and iHeartMedia Tampa Bay’s “Bats N’ Brews” radio show, presented by Budweiser, airs live from the Budweiser Porch in center field and features Katie Sommers from 93.3 WFLZ.

Saturday, July 6 vs. New York Yankees

First Pitch: 4:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 2:40 p.m.

All-Star Merchandise and Pregame Presentation: Rays All-Star merchandise will be available for purchase during the homestand, including T-shirts, socks, hats and customized jerseys. In addition, the 2019 Tampa Bay All-Star Game representative(s) will be honored by the team and Fanatics during a pregame ceremony.

Stranger Things® Night: In honor of the third season premiere of Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things®, Saturday’s game will feature in-game music and scoreboard elements as well as photo opportunities for fans. Special merchandise, including Stranger Things® caps and Tervis tumblers, will be available for purchase in the Rays Republic Team Store.

Split the Pot Special Jackpot: The Rays Baseball Foundation, in partnership with the Ted Williams Museum Foundation, is guaranteeing a jackpot of at least $50,000 for the game on Saturday, July 6. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase online following the conclusion of the game on Friday, July 5 at RaysBaseball.com/splitthepot as well as at Tropicana Field on July 6 until the end of the 7th inning.

Sunday, July 7 vs. New York Yankees

First Pitch: 1:10 p.m.

Gates Open: 11:40 a.m.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: Fans can purchase a $35 special ticket package that includes a seat in the Lower Level and a Rays hat. With each ticket purchased, $5 will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. To purchase the Law Enforcement Appreciation Day ticket special or for more information, visit

RaysBaseball.com/specialevents. The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, July 4 at 11:59 p.m.

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.

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.

Special Merchandise: Independence Day-themed merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the homestand at the Rays Republic Team Store.