Home Run Happiness: Tampa Bay Rays Announce Fan Fest at Tropicana Field on Feb. 17


Get ready to swing for the fences, Tampa Bay, as the Tampa Bay Rays bring the excitement straight to the fans with this year’s much-anticipated Fan Fest, scheduled to light up Tropicana Field on February 17. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the iconic ballpark will transform into a haven for baseball enthusiasts, offering an array of thrilling activities and experiences for fans of all ages.

The lineup for this Fan Fest is nothing short of spectacular, featuring appearances by current major-league players and coaches. Fans will have the unique opportunity to embark on home clubhouse tours, soak in on-stage entertainment, and indulge in delectable food options. The event promises a lively atmosphere with something for everyone, making it the perfect day out for families, friends, and die-hard Rays supporters alike.

Back by popular demand, the Rays Charity Yard Sale and Clubhouse Corner will make a triumphant return, now stationed at the 3rd base food hall. Explore a treasure trove of unique items from the team’s storied past and present, all available for just $5. From game-used jerseys and helmets to autographed memorabilia, Clubhouse Corner is a haven for fans seeking exclusive and authentic Rays gear.

But it’s not just about baseball and memorabilia โ€“ the Rays are extending their impact beyond the field by partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay for a special food drive during Fan Fest. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., fans can contribute nonperishable food items outside of Gate 1 (Lot 7) and Gate 4. As a token of appreciation, each household that donates three or more items will receive a ticket voucher valid for two Lower Reserved tickets to a 2024 regular-season home game. It’s an excellent opportunity to support the community while enjoying a day of baseball festivities.

In addition to the food drive, the Rays and Rowdies Sustainability Committee will host an E-Waste Drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the entrance to Lot 6. This initiative encourages fans to responsibly dispose of electronic waste, contributing to a sustainable and eco-friendly event.

Tickets for Fan Fest are not only a hot commodity but also free. However, they are required for attendance and can be claimed on the MLB Ballpark app or at RaysBaseball.com/FanFest, with the added convenience of scanning directly from a mobile device. As a bonus, parking for the event is also free, ensuring that fans can focus on enjoying the festivities without any added hassle.

In a city that breathes baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays’ Fan Fest promises an unforgettable day of camaraderie, community engagement, and pure baseball bliss. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this thrilling celebration โ€“ claim your tickets now and get ready to cheer on the Rays at Tropicana Field!