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NEW BALLPARK
The new waterfront ballpark will be the defining image for downtown St. Petersburg and for the Rays. Located on Al Lang Field, a site steeped in baseball history, the new ballpark will link cultural and outdoor attractions, activating and drawing additional visitors to the waterfront district.

Scheduled to open for the 2012 season, the new ballpark will be a world-class sports venue that combines the latest in technology & amenities with the intimate feel of spring training. With only 34,000 seats and one of the smallest upper decks in the major leagues, the ballpark will provide a fan-friendly baseball experience against a dynamic urban backdrop.
New Ballpark
BALLPARK NEWS
Plan in place for financing Rays new park
The Rays presented a preliminary financing plan to the St. Petersburg City Council on May 15 that laid out their ideas for how to pay for the proposed $450 million waterfront ballpark at the current site of historic Al Lang Field. Thursday "was a very good start," Rays president Matt Silverman said.
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Other Ballpark News
 • Rays trying to build over Al Lang Field
 • Rays' new stadium garnering support
 • Rays submit preliminary design to the city
 • Rays Press Releases »

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BALLPARK STATS
  • "Mast and Arch" retractable roof design will provide a shelter from sun & rain and capture bay breezes while retaining the character of an open air ballpark & preserving sweeping views of the skyline and waterfront.
  • Air conditioned concourses and cool zones will be provided to maximize comfort for all fans.
  • The state-of-the-art roof can deploy in 6-8 minutes.
  • The ballpark will offer a variety of new seating options at reasonable price points for the general public, including families. Only a very small percentage of seats will be on a Club Level or in Luxury Suites.
  • Ballpark Entrance
  • There will be a large number of eating and drinking options in the new ballpark, including a two-story bar with a large outdoor deck down the right field line overlooking the field and the bay.
  • New public open spaces surrounding the ballpark will link waterfront destinations and provide a forum for civic, cultural, community and entertainment gatherings and events throughout the year.
  • Public art, creative water features and innovative landscaping will ring the ballpark, creating distinctive amenities for all to enjoy.
  • The waterfront esplanade along Bayshore Drive will be transformed into a game-day amenity with activities, food vendors and entertainment.