(via Tampa Bay Rays Communications) - The Tampa Bay Rays have announced new health and safety protocols along with single-game ticket information for the first month of home games at Tropicana Field. Ticket information for future games will be announced as the season progresses. The 2021 season is presented by Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
The Rays are working with Major League Baseball, local public health officials and their partners at Bayfront Health to keep fans and staff safe and healthy this season. Measures taken include the installation of UV lights and specially-designed electronic devices inside air conditioning units that break down a wide variety of harmful contaminants, including coronavirus. Air filters with a higher minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating, which more effectively trap small particles, have also been added throughout the building.
Fans will be asked to participate in health and safety measures by wearing face masks at all times, except while actively eating or drinking in their seats, and washing or sanitizing hands frequently. Tickets will be available in socially distant seating pods of up to six seats. To accommodate six or more feet of separation between pods, the 300 level of Tropicana Field will be reopened for the 2021 season, and the overall capacity will be limited to approximately 9,000 fans. For a full list of measures taken to ensure fan and staff safety at Tropicana Field, visit RaysBaseball.com/HealthandSafety.
“We are excited to welcome back fans to Tropicana Field for the 2021 season,” said Rays President Matt Silverman. “Although capacity will be limited to start, we are hopeful that conditions will continue to improve allowing for more fans to join us as the season progresses.”
Season members have access, based upon their tenure and membership level, to purchase tickets through an exclusive online presale. All Season Members will receive an email with additional details regarding their exclusive access date. Fans who purchase or renew a Season Membership by Friday, March 19 will have access to an exclusive presale for upcoming regular season home games. To purchase a season membership, call 888-FAN-RAYS, visit RaysBaseball.com/SeasonMembership, or email email@example.com.
Single-game tickets for the first month of the 2021 season will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 26 at 10 a.m. in the MLB Ballpark app and at RaysBaseball.com, subject to availability. Tickets for all 2021 Rays home games are accessible exclusively in the Ballpark app on a mobile device. Paper tickets, including print-at-home and PDF versions, are not available or accepted. The Ballpark app is available for free download in both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Information on using mobile tickets is available at RaysBaseball.com/Mobile.
Fans are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to further reduce contact with staff. As an incentive, prepaid parking is available at a discount at RaysBaseball.com/Parking.
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