After years of training in their hometown of St. Petersburg, the Rays now hold spring training 75 miles south at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. The Rays’ inaugural spring season in Charlotte County in 2009 set records for home attendance. During the regular baseball season, the stadium is used by the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
After the game, hit up nearby Port Charlotte Beach Park and Ollie’s Pond Park.
Charlotte Sports Park 2300 El Jobean Rd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948
- The weather in Florida for spring training can vary widely any given day. But the official Rays website offers this advice for fans looking for seats either in the shade or in the sun: “For seats in the shade, pick the upper rows (200 seating). In 200 Level Seating, shade is typically rows 8 and above on the first base side, and the last three rows (14-16) on the third base side. For seats in the sun, choose seats in any lower section or head to the General Admission areas on the grass berms or standing room on the Baseball Boardwalk.”
- The stadium is connected to Tippecanoe Environmental Park, which features trails, a boardwalk and a canoe or kayak launch.