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Charlotte Sports Park

Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training*

Take a Few Days and Catch Some Rays

Photo of MLB Game in progress at Charlotte Sports ParkThe atmosphere of a Florida Spring Training Baseball game is unlike anything else!

Sunshine and average daily temperatures in the upper-70’s make Florida the destination of choice for 15 of the 30 Major League Baseball team’s spring training programs, including our own Tampa Bay Rays.

Millions of fans each year escape those wintry blasts up north to experience spring training in sunny Florida, and we've got a recently-renovated state-of-the-art facility for all to enjoy! Containing over 5,000 fixed seats and additional berm seating along the first and third base lines, the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte Florida is the perfect place to experience Spring Training. Every seat is a good one, offering an up-close view of your favorite players.

The pop of a ball hitting a glove and crack of the bat can be distinctly heard from every seat and every corner of the stadium. In 2014, the stadium was ranked the #1 Best Spring Training Facility in the U.S. by USA Today/10best.com. The majority of the game times are 1:05 p.m. so be sure to pack your sunscreen and come catch some Rays.

Whether you're visiting from out of state or you are a local resident, we hope you can join us at the ballpark. With our fan-friendly venue, there's no better place to enjoy a game than at the Charlotte Sports Park. 

The Ray's regular season home field, Tropicana Field, in St. Petersburg, is only about 90 minutes up the road and makes for a good day trip. Check out more here.

*Please note: The Rays' 2020 Spring Training was cut short, but will hopefully be roaring back in 2021!

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About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; call 941-743-1900 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at PureFlorida.com.