Major League Baseball, in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, has postponed the start of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post updates here as the situation evolves and the season schedule becomes clear.
In the meantime, please know that we are taking every measure to ensure that our players, staff and fans are safe, including transitioning our front office to work from home and practice aggressive social distancing, per advice from public health experts. We encourage everyone in our community to do the same. Here is our plan:
Rays fans and fellow community members: please see the memo sent to all Rays staff members this afternoon under the guidance of health experts.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 15, 2020
It is time to practice aggressive social distancing. Please, join us in making our community safer for all. pic.twitter.com/XguzS8eY53
While the start of the 2020 season has been delayed due to the CDC’s latest guidelines, no games have been cancelled.
Major League Baseball is working on a variety of contingency plans with the hope of resuming normal operations as soon as possible. Ticket exchange options and refund policies will be communicated to affected ticket holders at a later date.
Fans are encouraged to check back here for information related to scheduling updates of the 2020 regular season.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Rowdies are donating up to $250,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay to help those in need during the current COVID-19 crisis. The donation, made from the Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund, kicks off the Rays and Rowdies virtual food drive campaign for Feeding Tampa Bay. The Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund will begin the campaign with a donation of $100,000 and have pledged to match all donations to the virtual food drive webpage, up to an additional $150,000.
In addition to helping those they already serve, Feeding Tampa Bay’s current focus is on closing the gaps created by the COVID-19 crisis. Those gaps include children who are out of school and will have no access to school meals or after-school meals, seniors and others who are at greatest risk and cannot reach food, and families who are experiencing higher expenses and lower wages who would not normally have needed food services.
Fans are encouraged to join the campaign by purchasing essential food items or making a donation at donate.feedingtampabay.org/TeamingUp
When will the season start and how will the schedule be adjusted?
Major League Baseball is working on a variety of contingency plans with the hope of resuming normal operations as soon as possible. We encourage fans to continue checking this page to receive updates as information becomes available.
I bought tickets to Opening Day, or another game prior to the proposed new start date of the season, what do I do? Will you be issuing a refund?
Ticket exchange options and refund policies will be communicated to affected ticket holders at a later date.
I have tickets/questions about Spring Training, where can I get information on those games?
For information on the cancelled 2020 spring training games originally scheduled for March 15, 16, 19, 20 and 24, visit raysbaseball.com/spring.
What can I do if I have additional questions?
Please email [email protected] or call Rays Ticket Services at 727-342-5720.