Rays 2023 games for $3.25?

A few weeks ago we told you about the good heavens offering $10 tickets to all home games. That’s a great deal if you plan on going to just a handful of games. But if you’re a baseball fan, a new deal might be even better for you.

The Tampa Bay Rays are offering a subscription-like season ticket option called the Ballpark Pass. Get a standing room only seat at ALL home games at Tropicana Field for $49 a month. Or commit to supporting the team throughout the season and pay $249 up front. With 80 home games that comes down to about $3.25 per game! So what’s the catch? (Unintended pun.)

The bad

#1: You don’t get an assigned seat in the game. You’ve practically just been granted admission to the park. But listen, we know about the Rays’ attendance issues. If you want a seat, there are likely to be more than a few unused for most games.

#2: You won’t have the best view in the park. The standing room-only locations are in the outfield, so if it’s a seat behind home plate that you need, this deal isn’t for you.

#3: You will not be able to resell tickets. If there are games you can’t go to, you won’t be able to resell them like you would if you had a regular season ticket.

The good

#1: Obviously the most important… this is a CHEAP way to really enjoy Rays baseball. For those who have complained over the years that tickets are too expensive and that they would go to a lot more games if they were priced lower, the Rays are practically drawing attention.

#2: Another key thing… no blackout dates. You won’t be denied access to popular games like the home opener or games against teams like the Red Sox or Yankees.

#3: Another big plus… you can buy a guest pass.

The view from the WORST seat at Tropicana Field