ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays’ annual Fan Fest on Saturday is still free, though anyone 18 and older needs to secure a ticket on their mobile device from the MLB Ballpark app.
Inside the Trop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be the usual assortment of panel discussions with team officials, merchandise sales, interactive opportunities with Rays players, clubhouse tours and autographs from former big-leaguers. Parking is also free.
Scheduled highlights include Rays Charlie Morton and Ryan Yarbrough reading to kids, Brandon Lowe hosting a kids clinic, Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows taking part in a game-show segment, a photo opportunity with a larger than life Blake Snell bobblehead, assorted Rays playing tailgate-style games with fans.
A charity yard sale will offer items for $5 each, or $20 for a bag to be stuffed.
About 30 Rays players and coaches are expected to attend, though big names that will be missing include Kevin Kiermaier and new addition Yoshi Tsutsugo.
Single-game tickets are not yet on sale; the team is selling season ticket and group packages, and offering free kids club memberships.