Now that Rays pitchers and catchers have reported for the start of spring training in Port Charlotte, here’s everything you need to know to enjoy a day at the park:
IF YOU GO
Where: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, 33948
Seating: For seats in the shade, pick the upper rows (200 seating). In 200 Level Seating, shade is typically rows 8 and above on the first base side, and the last three rows (14-16) on the third base side. For seats in the sun, choose seats in any lower section or head to the General Admission areas on the grass berms or standing room on the Baseball Boardwalk.
Parking: Lots open three hours prior to game time (one hour prior to gates opening). Accessible parking is available in front of the main ballpark parking lot. Tailgating is not permitted in the parking lots. View a printable parking map here.
Wednesday: First workout for pitchers and catchers.
Monday: Full squad arrives.
Feb. 23: Exhibition schedule opens with split-squad games vs. Pirates in Port Charlotte, Orioles in Sarasota.
March 29: Regular-season opener against Red Sox at Tropicana Field.
RAYS SPRING SCHEDULE
(Games at 1:05 unless noted)
Feb. 23 at Orioles (ss) (Sarasota)
Feb. 23 PIRATES (ss)
Feb. 24 at Red Sox (Fort Myers)
Feb. 25 at Twins (Fort Myers)
Feb. 26 BLUE JAYS
Feb. 27 ORIOLES
Feb. 28 at Twins (Fort Myers)
March 1 ORIOLES
March 2 PHILLIES
March 3 at Tigers (Lakeland)
March 4 at Yankees (Tampa)
Marc 5 off
March 6 RED SOX
March 7 ORIOLES
March 8 at Red Sox (Fort Myers)
March 9 TWINS
March 10 at Phillies (Clearwater)
March 11 TWINS
March 12 off
March 13 at Phillies (Clearwater)
March 14 at Pirates (Bradenton)
March 15 TWINS
March 16 at Twins (Fort Myers)
March 17 at Red Sox (Fort Myers)
March 18 TIGERS
March 19 at Yankees (Tampa) 6:05
March 20 at Orioles (Sarasota) 6:05
March 21 RED SOX
March 22 at Blue Jays (Dunedin) 1:07
March 23 BLUE JAYS (ss)
March 23 at Orioles (ss) (Sarasota)
March 24 at Pirates (Bradenton)
March 25 YANKEES
March 26 at Tigers (Lakeland)
March 27 TIGERS (Tropicana Field) 12:35
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