The Tampa Bay Rays and Rowdies, currently separated by less than two miles of downtown St. Petersburg, announced a doubleheader ticket package on Friday, their second such offer of the season.
The promotional offer comes on the heels of Thursday’s announcement that the Rays and principal owner Stuart Sternberg have received permission from Major League Baseball to explore splitting their home games between Tampa Bay and Montreal.
The doubleheader ticket offers admission to the Rays home game at Tropicana Field and the Rowdies home match at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday, June 29. The Rays are scheduled to take on the the Texas Rangers at 4:10 p.m., and the Rowdies host the Ottawa Fury at 8:00 p.m.
The ticket package provides a parking pass, 200 Level seats at Tropicana Field and Midfielder’s Reserved seats at Al Lang Stadium. Fans who purchase the package can pick up their tickets at the Rays box office on the day of the games.
The Rays and Rowdies first offered this doubleheader package for a pair of games on June 15. On gameday, the Rays drew a crowd of 22,320 to to Tropicana Field, and the Rowdies welcomed 5,082 fans to Al Lang Stadium.
The first doubleheader featured a group of Rowdies players and staff at the Rays early afternoon game. Rowdies coach Neill Collins participated in pregame festivities, including a ceremonial “first kick” instead of a first pitch.
Following the Rays 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow made the trip across town to Al Lang. The Rowdies gave Glasnow a custom jersey, and the pitcher participated in the coin flip before the match.
The Rowdies drew 1-1 with the Charleston Battery on Saturday after allowing the equalizing goal in the 88th minute.
The Rays purchased the Rowdies from Bill Edwards last October, leading to collaboration between the two clubs. The doubleheader ticket package is one of many promotions by the Rays to improve attendance. The Rays have also offered $5 tickets and ticket giveaways to first responders, teachers and military personnel.
For more information about the doubleheader ticket package, visit raysbaseball.com/doubleheader.