Rays Cut Or Maintain Most Ticket Prices For '13, Keep Popular Food And Beverage Policy
The Rays have announced that almost 75% of their tickets for '13 regular-season home games at Tropicana Field will either decrease in price or remain the same. The Rays will continue with four categories of single-game ticket pricing: Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver. Upper deck seats will cost as little as $10 for 28 home games in '13. Overall, nearly 80% of '13 home games will feature ticket prices of $14 or lower. For Gold games, outfield prices have dropped from '12 pricing by nearly 25% from $22 to $17. The Rays also for the eighth consecutive year will continue to provide carpoolers access to free parking in team-controlled lots. Additionally, the team will continue its policy of allowing fans to bring food and select beverages into the ballpark (Rays). In Tampa, Marc Topkin notes all details were not released, but the Rays "raised some prices, such as cheapest seat from $9 to $10, and cut others, such as outfield seats for Silver games from $16 to $13." The team also will "keep game times" at 7:10pm ET for weekdays, and 1:40pm for Sundays (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 11/14).