On Saturday, August 1, I headed to St Pete. for the Rays game with my sister, brother-in-law and niece. It was USF Alumni night at Tropicana Field. My sister and I are both alums so we thought this would be a fun night to watch the Rays play Kansas City.
It has been a few years since I’d been to Tropicana Field. I love this venue. It is a very family friendly arena. As you walk throughout the dome there are a lot of food and beverage choices ($5 soda and $5 pretzel up to the really expensive stuff from the Outback booths). There is an old time boardwalk feel at the Trop. There are games of chance, a place to have your picture taken with Raymond-the Rays mascot, and even a place to get your picture put on a baseball card. One of my favorite things at the Trop. is the Ray Tank. How cool is it to have a mini-aquarium with real live rays swimming just past the outfield.
I want to close out this post listing the good, the bad and the ugly of our Saturday at Tropicana Field.
The Good: I love going to live sporting events and it is even better when your team wins! Go Rays! It is fun to share a day like this with family.
The Bad: We were seated in front of 6 rude, obnoxious,foul-mouthed drunks. This is honestly the #1 reason I don’t attend more live sporting events. The stadium was sold out so we were stuck with these rude people, 4 of whom didn’t even want to be at a baseball game, commenting and cussing throughout the day. I really wish that Tropicana Field would open an alcohol free section of seats like so many other pro sports venues have done. This would make the day so much more enjoyable for everyone. Also, where we were seated, all you could hear of the concert was the bass, with a slightly different speaker array many more people could have enjoyed the concert.
The Ugly: I think the picture speaks for itself. I did black out her face to protect her identity, but the mullet has been “out” for a long time.
Do you like going to sporting events? What is your favorite team? Leave me a comment, let’s talk!