|Tampa Bay Rays
are a Major League Baseball franchise based in St. Petersburg,
Florida. The Rays are a member of the Eastern Division of
MLB's American League. Since their inception in 1998, the
club has played at Tropicana Field and has finished out
of last place only three times. Their first season with
a winning record was 2008, when they won their first division
title and proceeded to win the pennant.
2007, majority owner Stuart Sternberg made significant changes
to his franchise's image, changing the club's name from
the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the "Tampa Bay Rays", which
he described as "a beacon that radiates throughout Tampa
Bay and across the entire state of Florida. The teams primary
colors, formerly black, green, and blue, were changed to
navy blue, Columbia blue, and gold, and the team's symbol
was changed from a manta ray to a ray of sunlight.
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|Tampa Bay Rays Florida Spring
Training CHARLOTTE COUNTY SPORTS PARK
Tickets on Sale
To be announced.
El Jobean Rd. Port Charlotte
beautifully refurbished Charlotte Sports Park is a state-of-the-art
facility with kids' play areas, a 360-degree boardwalk,
upgraded concession stands and a top-notch team store. The
Rays Inaugural Spring Training Season in Charlotte County
in 2009 was incredible. In addition to breaking the record
for the largest crowd at the Charlotte Sports Park facility,
the Rays also set a new franchise record for single-season
home attendance. Charlotte Sports Park is also the home
of the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League,
which made the playoffs in their inaugural season.
The Tampa Bay Rays continued the amazing comeback of
the franchise by selling out every single seat for spring
training in 2009, as the team successfully shifted spring
operations from St. Pete to Port Charlotte.
Spring Training History
The Tampa Bay Rays trained in St.
Petersburg since the team's inception in 1998 through 2008.
Charlotte Sports Park is the former
spring-training home of the Texas Rangers.