Tropicana Field

Park Name: Tropicana Field

Tenants: Tampa Bay Rays (American League)

Opened: 1990

Address: 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida 33705

Dimensions: 315' (L), 404' (C), 322' (R)

Former Names:

Florida Suncoast Dome (1990-1993)

Thunderdome (1993-1996)

Former Tenants:

Tampa Bay Devil Rays (American League) 1998-2007

A palm tree lined walkway, with a ocean themed tile mosaic leads fans to the main entryway of Tropicana Field.

The view from behind home plate at Tropicana Field.

The view from down the first base line.

The view from down the third base line. The "light towers" are small posts attached to the side of the dome.

The seating bowl at Tropicana Field, as seen from center field. The height of the stands changes as the stands wrap around, calling to mind the waves of Tampa Bay.

The dome at Tropicana Field. The roof is ringed with catwalks, leading to some unique ground rules when balls in play strike the scaffolding.

The rotunda inside the main entrance to Tropicana Field.

The Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame is housed inside Tropicana Field, honoring the career of the Splendid Splinter.

An exhibit at the Hitters Hall of Fame celebrates former Tampa Bay Devil Ray and former Red Sox batting champion Wade Boggs.

A statue of a giant Rays player bursts through the concourse wall.

A touch tank in center field allows fans to pet live rays as they watch the Rays, live, on the field below.

A ray swimming in the center field touch tank.

The pressbox at Tropicana Field.

The luxury suite level sits on the second deck, running to the outfield corners.

A peak inside the luxury suites, with several rows of regular seating in front of the deck.

A restaurant with tinted windows sits next to the touch tank, and acts as the batter's eye.

A multi-level party deck sits next to the batter's eye restaurant.

The bullpens sit in foul territory and are in play, rare for the modern major leagues.

The outfield fences cut back in at the corners, leading to shorter dimensions at the foul poles.

The outfield wall makes several changes in height and and several sharp corners at is wraps around the field.

Group and railing seating wraps around the foul pole in the left field corner.

More group seating areas down the right field line, in front of the original seating bowl.

The playing surface at Tropicana field is artificial AstroTurf, but the infield is real dirt all the way around, a unique configuration in baseball.

The Tampa Bay Rays on the field during a game at Tropicana Field.