Both the schedule and ticket prices for the Tampa Bay Rays Grapefruit League games at Charlotte Sports Park were released today. The Rays will play 17 spring training home games at Charlotte Sports Park against major league opponents in 2013.
Pitchers and catchers will report on Tuesday, February 12 and the Rays will begin their home schedule on Saturday, February 23 with a split-squad game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Charlotte Sports Park. The home schedule at Charlotte Sports Park includes games against all four American League East opponents as well as the American League Champion Detroit Tigers (February 28) and the Philadelphia Phillies (March 8 and March 15).
The Rays will conclude the Grapefruit League slate on Saturday, March 30 at Tropicana Field against the Tigers, and will open the regular season at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, April 2 against the Baltimore Orioles. Single-game spring training tickets for games at Charlotte Sports Park will go on sale in January with a specific date to be announced, and range in price from $10 to $27. Fixed seat prices in Field Box, Field Reserved and Baseline Reserved categories remain the same as those in 2012, while Berm/Boardwalk general admission tickets will be available starting at $10.
Spring training season ticket holders continue to enjoy discounted ticket prices for the 17-game spring schedule at Charlotte Sports Park, as well as opportunities for discounts on Rays merchandise and parking. Fans interested in placing a $50 deposit for spring training season tickets can do so by visiting raysbaseball.com/springtraining or by calling 888-FAN-RAYS. All individuals who have placed a deposit will be contacted in January to select their seats.