Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale January 16

(St. Petersburg, FL) The Tampa Bay Rays today announced the process for purchasing single-game tickets to 2015 spring training games and introduced the new Spring Three-Game Pack. The Rays open their seventh spring training season on Thursday, March 5 against the Baltimore Orioles at 1:05 p.m. at Charlotte Sports Park in Charlotte County, Fla.

Single-game tickets will go on sale next week, based upon availability, according to the following schedule:

Friday, January 16: Spring training tickets will go on sale online to the general public exclusively at raysbaseball.com at 10 a.m.

Saturday, January 17: Spring training tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. via phone at 888-FAN-RAYS or 1-800-745-3000, online at raysbaseball.com, or at the following locations:

Charlotte Sports Park box office
All Ticketmaster outlets
Rays Tampa Store at 400 N. Tampa St.
Tropicana Field box office

Rays Insider subscribers will have the opportunity to participate in a special online presale on Thursday, January 15. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, January 14 at noon. To become a Rays Insider, visit raysbaseball.com. Current subscribers need not re-apply.

New for the 2015 season, the Spring Three-Game Pack will also go on sale to the general public exclusively through raysbaseball.com on Friday, January 16. This plan offers a ticket to three games at the special introductory price of $39 and includes a limited edition Charlotte Sports Park photo ball with purchase. This special item commemorates the USA Today 2014 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Spring Training Facility.

Single-game tickets will once again range in price from $10 to $29. Spring Training season ticket packages are available by calling 888-FAN-RAYS or visiting raysbaseball.com, and start at only $270 for the Rays 14-game home schedule at Charlotte Sports Park.

The first workout day for pitchers is Monday, February 23. The first full-squad workout is Saturday, February 28.
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Bradenton Marauders to hold 2nd Annual Pirates and Princesses 5K Home Run April 10

(Bradenton, FL) The Bradenton Marauders will hold the second annual Pirates and Princesses 5K Home Run on Friday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. The race will be held in downtown Bradenton, starting and ending on Old Main Street. Participants are encouraged to dress as pirates or princesses for the event. A one-mile option is also available.

Race participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a ticket voucher for one ticket to the 2015 Bradenton Marauders home opener on Saturday, April 11 at McKechnie Field. The top male and female runner overall and in each age group (9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19 & 5 year age groups 20-24 to 80) will be invited to be recognized in an on-field ceremony at the opening night game the following evening. Chip timing will be provided by S2 Timing for the 5K Home Run only. A “Best Dressed” award will also be given to the participant with the best pirate or princess themed costume. All 5K and one-mile participants are invited to the post-race party on Old Main Street, and all runners age 21 and up receive one free draft beer sponsored by New Belgium Brewing.

Registration info is available by clicking on the link to the Marauders 5K Flyer below. Early packet pickup will be available at Fit2Run Downtown Sarasota on April 7 from noon to close and at Pirate City April 8-9 from noon-6:00 p.m. each day. Race day check-in will begin at 5:00 p.m. Participants must register by March 20 to guarantee preferred shirt size.

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Pre-registration pricing is available until April 7. Adult registration costs $30 and children 12 and younger can register for $20. For the one-mile fun run, adult pricing is $25, children 12 and younger are $15. Prices increase by $5 for day-of-race registration. A portion of race proceeds will benefit Keep Manatee Beautiful.

The Marauders open the 2015 season against the St. Lucie Mets on Saturday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m.

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