The Tampa Bay Rays begin a 10-game homestand on Monday, May 6, with a four-game set against American League East opponent the Toronto Blue Jays (May 6-9) followed by a weekend interleague series with the San Diego Padres (May 10-12) and three games against the Boston Red Sox (May 14-16) to close.
To open the Rays series against the Padres, Friday, May 10, is "Star Trek Into Darkness Night" to celebrate the release of the latest Star Trek movie (in theaters May 17). Fans can purchase a discounted seat in the Press Level Reserved and receive a special Star Trek themed T-shirt for $25 ($46 value). Star Trek characters will be on hand for the 7:10 p.m. game in addition to a Star Trek costume contest. For more information, visit raysbaseball.com/specialevents.
Following Saturday's 6:10 p.m. contest against the Padres, multi-platinum artist Kenny Loggins will take the stage as part of the 2013 Rays Summer Concert Series. The night will also serve as 80's Night at Tropicana Field.
With 12 platinum albums to his credit, Loggins has truly become one of the most iconic and enduring forces in music. He has recorded a number of smash-hit songs for movie soundtracks including "I'm Alright" (Caddyshack), "Footloose" (Footloose), and "Danger Zone" (Top Gun). Loggins enjoyed early success as part of the classic duo Loggins and Messina, selling over 16 million records which featured hits such as "Danny's Song," "House at Pooh Corner" and "Your Momma Don't Dance". Shortly after, Loggins moved on to enjoy a highly successful solo career which produced songs including "Whenever I Call You Friend," "This Is It" and the 1979 GRAMMY-winning Song of The Year "What a Fool Believes," co-written with Michael McDonald. Loggins continues to write and perform today, as passionate as ever about the music he loves.
The postgame concert is free with the purchase of a ticket to that date's game. In addition, fans can watch Loggins from the field by purchasing field access passes available at raysbaseball.com/concerts. The Rays Summer Concert Series is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road and enters its sixth season.
Also on May 11, the Rays and Autism Speaks are teaming up for "Autism Speaks Night." Fans can purchase a discounted seat in the Press Level Reserved for $25 ($41 value) and proceeds of every ticket sold benefit Autism Speaks. The event will feature sensory-friendly seating, quiet rooms and easy access to outside safe areas, in addition to a special entrance for Autism Speaks families at Gate 2. Visit raysbaseball.com/specialevents for more information and to purchase tickets.
When the Rays and Padres face off on Sunday, May 12 at 1:40 p.m., in honor of Mother's Day, the first 10,000 women into the ballpark will receive a special Rays Flower Pot presented by Mosaic.
TAMPA BAY TIMES FAMILY FUN DAY - Every Rays Sunday home game will feature free parking for cars with four or more passengers and a variety of activities for kids on the concourse, all now free courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times. Don't miss Kids Run the Bases and Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby after the game.
TICKETS - Tickets for Rays 2013 regular season home games are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.) and the Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office, as well as over the phone at 888-FAN-RAYS and 1-800-745-3000, or online at raysbaseball.com.
GATES OPEN - Monday through Thursday 1 1/2 hours prior to game time; Friday through Sunday two hours prior to game time.