The Tampa Bay Rays have announced the process for purchasing single-game tickets for 2013 spring training. The Rays begin their fifth spring training season at Charlotte Sports Park in Charlotte County, on Saturday, February 23 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:05 p.m. once again giving Rays fans in neighboring Sarasota and Manatee counties an opportunity to see the team play Grapefruit League baseball.
Single-game tickets will go on sale next week, based upon availability, according to the following:
Friday, January 18: Spring training tickets will go on sale online to the general public exclusively at raysbaseball.com at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 19: Spring training tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. via phone at 888-FAN-RAYS or 1-800-745-3000, and online at raysbaseball.com, or at:
· Charlotte Sports Park box office
· All Ticketmaster outlets
· Rays Tampa Store at 400 N. Tampa St.
· Tropicana Field box office
Rays Insider subscribers will have the opportunity to participate in a special online pre-sale on Thursday, January 17. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, January 16 at noon. Current subscribers need not re-apply.
Single-game tickets will range in price from $10 to $27. For an alternate option, customers may purchase single game tickets now through the Rays Early Access Presale Opportunity available exclusively through raysbaseball.com.
Spring Training season tickets are available by calling 888-FAN-RAYS or visiting raysbaseball.com, and start at only $289 for the Rays 17-game home schedule at Charlotte Sports Park.
The first workout day for pitchers is Wednesday, February 13. The first full-squad workout is Sunday, February 17.
The Baltimore Orioles hold their spring training in Sarasota at Ed Smith Stadium. The Pittsburgh Pirates will head back to Bradenton to train at Pirate City and play at the newly refurbished McKechnie Field.