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Rays sell out home opener against Yankees

This marks the 15th straight year — not counting 2020 — the Rays have sold out the first game of the season at Tropicana Field.
The Rays have sold all available tickets for Friday’s home opener against the Yankees at Tropicana Field.
The Rays have sold all available tickets for Friday’s home opener against the Yankees at Tropicana Field. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Apr. 5
Updated Apr. 5

ST. PETERBSURG — The Rays have sold all available tickets for Friday’s home opener against the Yankees, with an expected Tropicana Field capacity of around 9,000 in distanced pod seating.

First pitch is slated for 3:10 p.m., with pregame ceremonies expected to include the raising of the 2020 American League East and AL championship banners.

This is the 15th consecutive year (not counting 2020, when no fans were allowed) the Rays have sold out their first home game of the season.

Tickets are still available for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon games against the Yankees, as well as the next four against the Texas Rangers, in seating pods of one to six tickets. See raysbaseball.com or the MLB Ballpark app for details. Tickets for the first 17 home games, through May 2, are on sale now.

There is a schedule magnet giveaway for the three games against the Yankees. Fans attending Tuesday’s game against the Rangers will receive an AL championship trophy replica.

The Rays are still selling season membership plans, which provide priority access to tickets and flexibility in choosing seat locations.

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