Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Schedule & Reporting Dates - 2024
Pitchers and catchers first work out
February 14, 2024
Full Squad First Work Out
February 19, 2024
The Tampa Bay Rays 2024 Grapefruit League 29-game schedule is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 24 at Pt. Charlotte against the Atlanta Braves.
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Tickets and the 2024 schedule of exhibition games are here.
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Fan Events
February 17, 2024: It's the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest with an exciting lineup of activities for the whole family including: A Charity Yard Sale benefiting the Rays Baseball Foundation. Opportunities to interact with your favorite players. Games, inflatables, mascots and an entertaining stage show. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL. Fan Fest is a free event but all attendees must claim a ticket using the Ballpark App.
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.
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
All of the Rays' 29 games will be played against nine different teams – the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays.
The schedule features 13 games at the Rays’ spring training facility in Port Charlotte, Fla.
The Rays’ Grapefruit League home opener is slated for Saturday, February 24 against the Atlanta braves. Tampa Bay will wrap up its spring schedule against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, March 26 in St. Pete.
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.