Recipient of the USA Today 2014 Readers' Choice Award for Best Spring Training Facility, Charlotte Sports Park is a state-of-the-art facility with a baseball boardwalk ringing the outfield, family-friendly kids play area, upgraded concession stands and a top-notch team store. The Rays Inaugural Spring Training Season in Charlotte County in 2009 featured record breaking crowds, as the Rays set a franchise record for single-season home attendance. During the 2014 Spring season, the attendance record was broken for the largest single game crowd at Charlotte Sports Park. As the 2016 Spring Training season approaches, the Rays look forward to another great year in Charlotte County. The Rays minor league affiliate, the Charlotte Stone Crabs, also call Charlotte Sports Park home. The Stone Crabs won the 2015 Florida State League Championship, have hosted an All-Star Game, and have earned multiple trips to the playoffs since their 2009 inaugural season.
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Charlotte Sports Park is located on S.R. 776 which offers easy accessibility from U.S. 41 and I-75. In addition, this facility connects to Tippecanoe Environmental Park and will become the entrance to walking trails, a boardwalk and a canoe/kayak launch.
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Charlotte Sports Park are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable ballpark experience for our guests. Our staff is attentive to the quality of your environment and is always available. We ask that you assist us by observing any prohibited items at Charlotte Sports Park to help ensure a family entertainment environment for all our guests. If any prohibited items are discovered at the entrance gates, you will be asked to return them to your vehicle or discard them. Prohibited items will not be stored at the gates or Guest Services.
Please see Prohibited Items to help adequately prepare you for your trip to Charlotte Sports Park. We hope you enjoy the games.
Through the Rays Baseball Foundation Spring Training 50/50 Raffle, one lucky fan at each Rays' spring training home game will walk away the winner of a cash prize. Fans may obtain 50/50 raffle tickets from uniformed raffle ticket sellers starting when gates open until the end of the sixth inning. No purchase or contribution necessary to enter or win. There is a suggested minimum donation to the Rays Baseball Foundation.
The winning ticket will be announced during the 8th inning over the public address system. The winning ticket should be presented at the kiosk at the Home Plate entrance in order complete paperwork. Entrants need not be present to win. If winning ticket is not presented at the game, the ticket holder will have 10 days to deliver the ticket to the Rays Baseball Foundation. One winning ticket will be selected each home game from entries at that game.
The winner will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations that day, and the other half will benefit the Rays Baseball Foundation, proving summer camp scholarships for Charlotte County students. All expenses associated with the raffle will be borne by the Rays Baseball Foundation. See raffle rules and regulations.