What we know about Rays ticket prices in smaller Trop

For 44 games, the cheapest ticket will be $15. For the other 37, it’s $20.
CHRIS URSO   |   TimesFans react as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-4 in the Rays' home opener Thursday, March 29, 2018 in St. Petersburg.
CHRIS URSO | TimesFans react as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-4 in the Rays' home opener Thursday, March 29, 2018 in St. Petersburg.
Published February 6

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays are putting single-game tickets on sale to the general public Friday, but one of their online pre-sales allowed us a first look today at their new pricing structure with the Tropicana Field upper deck being closed.

The good news: There are 44 games games with $15 tickets available, both in the party deck above leftfield and in the lower corners, and at $21 for a seat in the outfield.

The not-so-good news: For 31 games, including almost all Saturday-Sunday dates when they have promotions planned, the cheapest ticket is $20 for the party deck, then $28 for the corners and $34 for the outfield.

A comparison of the Rays highest and lowest ticker price structure. [Photo from raysbaseball.com]
A comparison of the Rays highest and lowest ticker price structure. [Photo from raysbaseball.com]

And the bad news: For six premium games, such as the March 28 opener and Saturday night games with giveaways against the Red Sox (April 20) and Yankees (May 11), the party deck is $20 and the next cheapest tickets are $40 in the corners and $45 in the outfield.

How many tickets are available in each price range is not clear. But in closing the upper deck and reducing capacity from 31,042 to 25,000-26,000, the inventory of lower priced seats is obviously going to be limited. Plus flex pass holders (five tickets for $75) are also going to be seated in the party deck, which holds about 1,000, and corners.

The dynamic pricing concept has been in place for a while and is common in the industry. And the Rays point out they are continuing scheduled ticket specials, including the popular $7.11 deal for Friday games, and the $15 per game flex pack.



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