Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Schedule & Reporting Dates - 2022
Pitchers & Catchers First Work Out
Full Squad First Work Out
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Fan Event - TBA for 2022
The Tampa Bay Rays officially moved to their new spring home, 75 miles south, in Port Charlotte, Florida in February, 2009.
The Charlotte County Stadium (now the Charlotte County Sports Park), which was spring training home to the Texas Rangers from 1987 - 2002, was renovated in time for the start of the 2009 Tampa spring training season to the tune of $28 million.
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Tickets and the schedule of exhibition games are here. Due to the lockout the schedule has been changed and shortened from the original.
The Charlotte County Stadium features over 5,000 reserved seats and 2,000 seats on the grass berms along the foul lines in the outfield.
Rays front office officials say that with suites and group party areas the overall capacity is about 6,800.
The renovated park features a boardwalk that spans the outfield, a barbecue area, a Tiki bar along the boardwalk in center field with a roof lined with old baseball cards and a children’s play area which will be open year round...and has become an “autograph alley” for fans during spring training season.
There are also 5 ½ practice fields in addition to the stadium, covered batting cages and more, all designed to make the 2008 American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays feel right at home.
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training
The first Tampa Bay Rays spring training work out is scheduled for mid-late February when pitchers and catchers have their first workout. (subject to change)
The full squad is scheduled to report a few days later and their first full squad workout is scheduled for a few days after that.
The 2022 schedule features 32 official Grapefruit League games, including 15 home games at Charlotte Sports Park and one home game at Tropicana Field. The spring schedule is subject to change, and game times will be announced at a later date.
The home schedule features five weekend games, including the home opener on Sunday, February 27 against the Baltimore Orioles.
Directions: From the Sarasota area take I-75 south to exit 179 toward North Port/Port Charlotte. Merge on to North Toledo Blade BLVD. Turn right at El Jobean Rd/SRR-776/Veterans Blvd. Continue to follow El Jobean Road/SRR-776 until you see the park, (about a mile) on the left. Turn left into the park grounds. The Charlotte County Sports Park is at 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL. From the Sarasota/Venice area this is about a 30-35 minute drive from the I-75/Laurel Rd interchange.
Dates and times are deemed to be correct, however they were provided by the Rays and are subject to change without notice, according to the Rays.