Fast facts

League: Grapefruit League

Team: Rays

Head Coach: Kevin Cash

Team Mascot: Raymond

Year Opened: 1987

Capacity: 7670

City / State: Port Charlotte / Florida

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Rays vs Red Sox

Rival Team: Boston Red Sox

This rivalry can be traced back to the 2000 season when a Rays player (Gerald Williams) was hit by Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez and Williams charged the mound, resulting in multiple ejections of both teams’ players. There has been a great deal of animosity between the two teams ever since, including numerous bench-clearing fights. Things heightened, even more, when the Rays won their first pennant against the Red Sox in 2008. Because of their history together, this match up makes for some of the most exciting games in regular season, so don’t miss it when the Red Sox come to town.

Rays vs Yankees

Rival Team: New York Yankees

The Yankees have held Spring Training in Tampa for years, and Tampa is the home of their Advanced-A affiliate, the Tampa Yankees. As a result baseball fans in the Tampa Bay area are divided primarily between the Rays and Yankees creating an intense atmosphere when these two meet at the Trop.

Rays vs Marlins

Rival Team: Miami Marlins

Citrus Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins has been going strong since 1998. While the Marlins and Rays interleague rivalry may not be as fierce as some of the other intracity and intrastate rivalries, you’ll still have a good time attending a Rays-Marlins game.

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Fast facts

League: Grapefruit League

Team: Rays

Head Coach: Kevin Cash

Team Mascot: Raymond

Year Opened: 1987

Capacity: 7670

City / State: Port Charlotte / Florida

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