On Tuesday, October 5, the New York Yankees faced rivals Boston Red Sox in the one game American League Wild Card Game during postseason. Boston overtook New York, 6-2, and will move on to the five game Division Series against our home town team, the Tampa Bay Rays, which is set to start on Thursday, October 7, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Alex Cora, Red Sox Manager, made a comment following their win in reference to their upcoming battle with the Rays: “Coming into the season, everybody talked about them being the best team in the big leagues, and we have a huge challenge, but we’re ready for it.” This past year has been legendary in the sports world for Tampa Bay. The Rowdies, Buccaneers, and Lightning all made the playoffs, while the latter two became champions (Lightning two time champs!). Join your fellow Rays fans and Tampa Bay residents by supporting our MLB team as they take on the World Series.
Below are some events in the area you can (responsibly) take part in celebrating the postseason!
ALDS Games 3 & 4 (if necessary) Watch Parties
Dates: Sunday, October 10 and Monday, October 11
Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
St. Pete Pier, 800 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Rays Game Day Watch Bars
Eddie’s Bar and Grill
1283 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698
Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill
333 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
110 Fountain Pkwy N, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill
1320 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
107 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
405 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Rays Up Tampa Bay Yard Signs*
204 2nd Avenue S. St. Petersburg, FL 33701
3928 Henderson Blvd Tampa, FL 33629
4501 34th Street N. St. Petersburg, FL 33714
6222 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33614
The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center
100 2nd Avenue N., Suite 150 St. Petersburg, FL 33701
2117 66th Street N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710
11007 Causeway Blvd Brandon, FL 33511
Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center
201 N. Franklin Street #102 Tampa, FL 33602
Ybor City Visitor Information Center
1600 E. 8th Avenue, Suite B104 Tampa, FL 33605
*Yard signs can be picked up at all locations during regular business hours, while supplies last.
Remember to share all your celebrations and pictures on social media using the hashtag #RaysUp!