Florida Rental Car and Tropicana Field
With one crack of the bat, Tropicana Field comes alive. In 1998, Tropicana Field became the home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Imagine sitting behind home plate on your next Florida car rental vacation. Watching these world class athletes in action is a once in a lifetime opportunity. In 2004, the Devil Rays had their best season compiling 70 wins. Last season the Devil Rays were competitive surpassing many people's expectations. Even when the Rays are struggling, taking your Florida Rental Car to a game is worth the trip. The Devil Rays play in AL East Division with the legendary Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees who make multiple stops at Tropicana Field each season.
There's no place like Dome
Rain or shine, the game will go on. At the completely enclosed Tropicana Field, whether you plan to take in a Devil Rays baseball game, or see a concert with your Florida rental car, the show will go on. Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tropicana field opened in 1990. Originally named the Florida Suncoast Dome, and later renamed the Thunderdome, Tropicana Field seats approximately 43,000 fans for baseball games. Tropicana Field is also known as the site for multiple sports attendance records. In the 1993 playoffs, the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning saw over 28,000 fans attend a game at the then Thunderdome. The Tampa Bay Storm also hold the Arena Football attendance record at almost 29,000 people for a single game. If you're worried about comfort with your next Florida rental car, Tropicana Field just underwent 35 million dollars of improvements and renovations in 2006.
Catch a fly ball, and a great Burger
It's enough to make your mouth water. Whether it's before the first pitch, or after the last out, Tropicana Field has great food options for your Florida rental car vacation. The Batter's Eye Restaurant is one of the best seats in the house. Offering a view of the game and a full buffet, the Batter's Eye is located on the upper level at Center Field. Make sure you get there early as seats are on a first come first serve basis. If you're looking for a picnic style restaurant with a full menu, then the Checkers Bullpen Café is perfect for your next party. Located next to the Devil Rays bullpen at field level, the Checkers Bullpen Café is a great place to entertain clients or celebrate any event. Call (727) 825-3250 for reservations and information. Want something different? Try the Budweiser Brew House, or Cuesta-Rey Cigar Bar on your next Florida car rental vacation.
Did you know?
- The stadium actually features live cownose Rays living in a 10,000 gallon aquarium. Fans are able to feed and touch the Rays throughout the game.
- Although the field is now used for baseball, Tropicana Field was once home to the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning.
- Tropicana field is covered by the world's largest cable-supported dome, which is lit orange after every home win.
- In 2006, the Hitters Hall-of-Fame and Ted Williams Museum moved to Tropicana Field featuring memorabilia from the likes of Joe DiMaggio and the great Ted Williams himself.
If your kids are yelling from the backseat, it's likely because they can see the dome. Located at 1 Tropicana Drive, just east of Interstate 275, Tropicana field is easily visible from the highway. Although parking is free, if you're hoping to find a spot for your Florida rental car, make sure you get to the game early as parking is limited. For ticket information, feel free to call Tropicana Field at 1-888-326-7297. For Devil Rays tickets, visit the team website http://tampabay.devilrays.mlb.com/ . Tickets are affordable for everyone starting at only $8 a piece.