Tropicana Field

Tropicana Field is where Tampa Bay’s Rays come out to play. That’s real-live fish and baseball players, too. When the boys of summer round the bases in Tampa Bay, it’s at Tropicana Field. Our hotel is near Tropicana Field, so it makes it easy to take yourselves out to the ball game in less than 15 minutes or so. Peanuts and Cracker Jacks are optional, but you’ll also find stadium fare with local flair like Cuban sandwiches and empanadas. Tropicana Field is also home to St. Pete’s annual Gasparilla Bowl.


Tropicana Field also partners with the Florida Aquarium so you can get a little touchy-feely with more than 30 cownose rays. Those would be fish, and don’t worry. They won’t bite. The Rays Touchtank Experience in right-center field, and you can go right up and stick your hands in or feed them for a few bucks extra. If a player hits a home run that lands in the tank, he’ll get to donate money to charity. So you might want to watch for incoming balls while you’re out there.

Another tradition comes when the Tampa Bay Rays win a home game. You’ll see the dome lit up to look kind of like a big Tropicana orange. And if you’re really into baseball legends, be sure to check out the Ted Williams Museum at Tropicana Field, with stories and artifacts about the “Greatest Hitter that Ever Lived.”