Tropicana Field is a domed baseball stadium located in St. Petersburg, Florida and the current home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Tropicana Field was designed by the architect HOK and was built in 1986 as a way to either get a Major League Baseball expansion franchise or to get an existing team to move to the Tampa Bay area.
The Florida Suncoast Dome was finished in 1990 and was still in need of a full time tenant. For the next couple of years, there were various rumors of other Major League Baseball teams moving to the Tampa Bay market. In 1995 the Tampa Bay area was finally awarded a baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays.
The naming rights were sold to Tropicana Products, a major Florida company, and the name of the dome was changed to Tropicana Field in 1996. The first ever Major League baseball game at Tropicana Field was played on March 31, 1998 between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Detroit Tigers.
Tropicana field has been describes as a quirky stadium because of the 4 catwalks that hang from the ceiling and often come into play during baseball games. Tropicana Field sells plenty of tickets and whether you are visiting the area or a lifelong resident, tickets at Tropicana Field are a commodity you won't want to pass up. Buy Tropicana Field and Tampa Bay tickets now for the best selection of seats!