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Play ball: Rays opening day rally

Monday is opening day for the Tampa Bay Rays and always a day for hope — ESPN has predicted they will take the AL East this year — and the streets in front of Ferg's will be blocked off for an opening day rally from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown St. Petersburg. The free lunchtime party will feature DJ music, dancing, food and children's activities in front of Ferg's Sports Bar, 1320 Central Ave. The home opener against the Blue Jays starts at 4:10 p.m. and they'll be giving away a 2014 schedule magnet. Inside the stadium, you'll get your first look at the new 360-degree walkway around the lower bowl of Tropicana Field, an open air meeting spot in centerfield and smoother access from the rotunda entrance to the seats. Designed to make the stadium easier to roam so you aren't stuck in your seat for nine innings, the new design would allow a fan in a left-field seat to catch up with a friend in right field by meeting somewhere along the walkway. Michelle and Sarah give the lowdown on Rays giveaways and events in their video above.

Play ball: Rays opening day rally 03/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, March 28, 2014 2:15pm]
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