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Pro sports teams plan interactive experiences for Tampa fans

Pro sports teams plan interactive experiences for Tampa fans

TAMPA — Imagine a smart phone app that senses when you’re close to the ballpark or football stadium turnstile and brings up your admission ticket on the screen.
Published: 02/09/16
Updated: 02/10/16
Rays’ Kiermaier, Odorizzi grand marshals for Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

Rays’ Kiermaier, Odorizzi grand marshals for Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and pitcher Jake Odorizzi will serve as grand marshals in the Sant’ Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City on Saturday.
Published: 02/08/16
Updated: 02/09/16
Rays offer ticket deals, other promotions, to get fans in the stands

Rays offer ticket deals, other promotions, to get fans in the stands

ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays have introduced fan promotions for the 2016 baseball season that include rewards, an exclusive lounge for season ticket holders and weekday ticket specials they hope will attract more television viewers to t...
Published: 02/08/16
Updated: 02/09/16
Hillsborough officials, Rays lay groundwork with first stadium talks

Hillsborough officials, Rays lay groundwork with first stadium talks

TAMPA — In what Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likened to a first date, local elected and business leaders held their first sit-down talk with the Rays this morning, a possible precursor to the team moving across Tampa Bay.
Published: 02/05/16

Autograph tickets for Rays Fan Fest on sale Wednesday

Autograph passes for the Rays Fan Fest later this month go on sale on Wednesday.
Published: 02/05/16
Rays, Hillsborough officials meet to discuss stadium search

Rays, Hillsborough officials meet to discuss stadium search

Tampa Bay Rays officials began their search for a new stadium site in the region today by holding their first meeting in Tampa with a committee of elected and business leaders in Hillsborough County.
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16
Smyly hands Rays first arbitration loss, awarded $3.75 million salary

Smyly hands Rays first arbitration loss, awarded $3.75 million salary

Drew Smyly became the first player to win an arbitration hearing in franchise history when a three-person panel awarded the pitcher $3.75 million.The Rays had been 6-0 in arbitration hearings since owner Stuart Sternberg took over the team in October 2005.
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16
Rays appear headed to Cuba for March 21-22 exhibition games

Rays appear headed to Cuba for March 21-22 exhibition games

The spring training schedule on the team’s website has been adjusted for the second time this offseason with those two dates now open. Originally, the Rays were scheduled to play the visiting Atlanta Braves on March 21 and have off March 22.
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16

Smyly and Rays argue 1st MLB salary arbitration case of year

PHOENIX – Drew Smyly and the Tampa Bay Rays have argued baseball’s first salary arbitration case this year.
Published: 02/03/16
Tampa’s finest await call to Hall in several sports
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Tampa’s finest await call to Hall in several sports

TAMPA — Tony Dungy and John Lynch, Bucs pillars, are again finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We’ll know on Saturday if they’re in or out.
Published: 02/03/16