Rays offering $2 tickets to July 1-3 games vs. Orioles

At a time when some fans are upset over Montreal plan, team also will offer $2 peanuts and fountain drinks.
MONICA HERNDON   |   TimesFans enter the stadium through the rotunda for the Tampa Bay Rays opening day at Tropicana Field on March 29, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays take on the Red Sox with first pitch at 4:05.
MONICA HERNDON | TimesFans enter the stadium through the rotunda for the Tampa Bay Rays opening day at Tropicana Field on March 29, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays take on the Red Sox with first pitch at 4:05.
Published June 27

ST. PETERSBURG - At a time when they have angered some fans by introducing a plan to split future seasons between Tampa Bay and Montreal, the Rays today announced a significant ticket discount to draw more fans to Tropicana Field next week - $2 tickets to the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday games against the Orioles.

They also are offering $2 peanuts and fountain drinks for all fans for the three games, which all start at 7:10.

The Rays said there will be “thousands” of tickets available for each of the games at the reduced price, with a limit of six per household per game, and that seat locations will vary between the 100, 200 and party deck levels.

The discounted tickets are available at raysbaseball.com/specials.

The Rays return to the Trop Friday for their first games since the Montreal plan was first announced June 20 by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, and explained by Rays officials on Tuesday at a media conference at the Dali museum.

They host the Rangers this weekend and the Yankees over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with the three Orioles games in the middle a tough sell under any circumstance, so the discounted ticket plan was likely needed anyway.





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