I became aware of the Tampa Bay Ray Fan Fest while stuck in traffic and looking at one of those electronic sliding billboards. I caught a glimpse of the Rays logo and the word free. I immediately knew this was something Floridian Explorians would want to know about. So I looked it up and here are the details:
2018 Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest
Event: Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest
Date: February 10, 2018
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Tropicana Field – 1 Tropicana Dr, St Petersburg, FL 33705
There are a number of fun things listed. The coolest thing to me is simply being able to walk around on the field. There is supposed to be around 80 current and former MLB players in attendance with 40 or so of them giving out free autographs.
Some of the highlights of the free stuff includes:
- Take a tour of the Ray’s clubhouse
- 40+ former MLB players signing autographs
- Compete against Ray’s players in tailgate games
I read the Ray’s press release and it made it sound like there is going to be free food samples and a lot of free kids stuff, like running around the bases and giving high fives to Rays players. We’ll see how my week plays out, but I’m strongly considering bringing my family to the event this weekend.