Those of you who can’t get enough Rays baseball will want to make the trip south from Tampa to Port Charlotte to check out Rays spring training. To get the most out of your visit, make sure to get to the complex early to watch your favorite Rays players and prospects practice before Grapefruit League play starts. Die-hard fans will love seeing all the new faces in camp as well as the ability to get up close to their favorite players, so don’t miss out on attending Rays practices before the season.
Another nice thing about attending spring training at Charlotte Sports Park is the abundance of parking available. Unlike at other stadiums, you won’t have to worry about finding a space as there is plenty of parking available in the grass lot next to the ballpark as well at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds across the street. The one downside though is that the Rays don’t allow tailgating, which puts a bit of a damper on the whole situation.
Get to Rays spring training early to catch your favorite Rays warming up before the season and take advantage of the opportunity to have a front row seat for all the action.
The Rays signage outside the ballpark goes a long way in making Charlotte Sports Park feel like the spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Take a look around you to enjoy all the Rays paraphernalia outside the stadium.
Where to tailgate
Parking LotsThe Rays offer parking for $10 in the grass lot behind the stadium as well as the Charlotte County Fairgrounds across the street.