Monday, April 22, 2013
Hundreds of the people and their dogs enjoyed Sunday's Bark in the Park.
Hundreds of people and their dogs enjoyed Sunday's Bark in the Park at Tropicana Field. Dogs of all shapes and sizes filled the tbt* Party Deck for an afternoon of baseball and fun as the Tampa Bay Rays took on the Oakland Athletics April 21. Sunday's Bark in the Park which debuted at Tropicana Field last season was the first of three planned for this season. All dogs in attendance received their own Rays collar. The next doggy day at the ballpark is June 16. Please add your Bark in the Park photos to this gallery. Just click the upload photo and videos button.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays 2013 season opener is sold out at The Tropicana Field!
Let's Play Ball! The Tampa Bay Rays face off against the Baltimore Orioles at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 in St. Petersburg. Are you going to the game? According to local media, opening day tickets are sold out; however, there are still tickets available for Wednesday's and Thursday's games at The Tropicana Field. The Rays' opening day roster has been set. Check it out on the team's official website. Street Party Everyone is invited to celebrate at a street party and rally at Ferg's, 1320 Central Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. The street party will feature live country music from the Troy Duncan Band and Top 40 hits from Sunburn, kids' games, giveaways, ballpark-style food and more. Mayor Bill Foster and Petey, St. Petersburg's First Puppy, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Dream of warmer days at the annual Tampa Bay Boat Show in St. Pete this weekend.
Although it doesn't feel like it, it's almost spring. Start thinking about warmer days now and head over to the Tropicana Field Friday through Sunday for the annual Tampa Bay Boat Show. Boaters and would-be boaters can check out the latest and greatest boats, personal water craft and fishing gear. There will be millions of dollars of boating inventory; basically something for everyone! The event is free and open to the entire family. Parking at the Tropicana Field is $6. The show runs 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.tampabayboatshows.com for more information. Sign up for the St. Pete Patch email newsletter to get more top headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Major League Baseball team says it needs a new stadium to be successful in the Bay area. Some St. Petersburg leaders insist they must stay in the city. We want to hear what you think should happen.
It’s no secret that the Tampa Bay Rays have been talking with government officials outside of St. Petersburg about the need for a new stadium. They’ve gone on a road show of sorts, talking with officials on both the Hillsborough and Pinellas county commissions. Team management has made it clear that attendance numbers need to rise for the Rays to remain viable in the Tampa Bay area. They’ve also made it abundantly clear that Major League Baseball has lost its faith in Tampa Bay. While Hillsborough and Pinellas county officials want to lend a hand to restore that faith – and possibly a location for a shiny new stadium in their own backyards – St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster is adamantly opposed to letting the team out of its contract to play at …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays say they need a new stadium. St. Petersburg officials say the team is contractually obligated to remain at Tropicana Field for another 14 years. What do you think should happen, Tampa Bay?
It’s a brouhaha that’s been brewing in the Tampa Bay area for years: The Tampa Bay Rays say they need a new stadium. The City of St. Petersburg holds a contract that says the Major League Baseball team is obligated to play at Tropicana Field through the year 2027. Even so, the Rays haven’t been quiet about their perceived need for a newer, better stadium. A few years back, they floated the idea of building a new stadium on St. Petersburg’s waterfront. That idea was nixed in the court of public opinion. Now, team officials are planning to meet with both the Hillsborough and Pinellas County Commissions. The Hillsborough meeting, which will be open to the public, is set up for Jan. 24. The meeting with Pinellas officials takes place Jan. 29. …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Here is a photo gallery of the recent Tampa Bay Times Home Show at Tropicana Field. The turnout seemed bigger, and there was an emphasis on remodeling.
The Tampa Bay Times Home Show seemed bigger than in recent memory, with an emphasis on kitchen and bath remodeling. There also were a lot of new products and technology in the roofing industry. Take a look at the photo gallery to see what you missed! Did you go to the home show? What did you see that like?
Monday, August 27, 2012
Protesters, armed with signs and a message, marched through downtown St. Petersburg as Isaac threatened to put a damper on the Republican National Convention.
Hundreds of protesters called for a higher minimum wage and an end to corporate tax breaks during the "99% march" in downtown St. Petersburg Sunday night. Participants marched from Mirror Lake to the Tropicana Field with signs that stated, "Corporate Greed has a face in Florida," "Greedy Old Party," "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" and more. Watch our video to hear from St. Petersburg residents and visitors from across the country.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Monday night's opening of the Republican National Convention is delayed but not Sunday night's kickoff party in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg will not only host the national convention kickoff party for 20,000 Republicans at the Trop Sunday, it also will be ground zero for protesters seeking 15 minutes of fame. One of the larger demonstrations planned for Sunday is by local faith leaders from Tampa Bay. Organizers say they expect hundreds to join them at Mirror Lake Circle for a community vigil at 5:30 p.m. With Tropical Storm Isaac churning toward the Gulf of Mexico, the RNC opener is canceled Monday night, but the kickoff party Sunday at the Trop is scheduled to go ahead. So is the protest by faith leaders. The group will march along a designated "parade route" to the Trop for a protest. Marchers are invited to assemble along Mirror Lake Drive in St. Petersburg…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
City Council voted 7-1 to hear a proposal from CityScape about a new baseball stadium in St. Petersburg.
As the future of the Rays in St. Pete remains in question, City Council voted Thursday to meet with CityScape, who is the company proposing to build a new baseball stadium in the Gateway area of St. Petersburg. The council voted 7-1 in favor of a resolution that said the city would not sue Darryl LeClair and CityScape for presenting its plan to council for a new Rays stadium. The location for the proposed stadium would in be Carillon business park, which is just west of the Howard Franklin Bridge. “What this does, we believe, is protect the integrity of our use agreement,” City Attorney John Wolfe of the city's agreement with the Rays. “It allows you to hear a proposal form the developer, but not allow them to talk to the Rays directly.” …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Several roads and sidewalks either will be closed or have limited access around Tropicana Field when the RNC comes to town on Aug. 26.
The Secret Service has announced security restrictions and transportation plans for St. Petersburg during the Republican National Convention's kickoff party at Tropicana Field. Roads that will be fully or partially closed include I-175, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and 1st Avenue South, among many others. Pedestrian access will be severely restricted around Tropicana Field before and during the Aug. 26 party. According to the Secret Service, parking areas in restricted areas will be posted with “Emergency No Parking” signs. Fencing, other physical barriers and uniformed law enforcement officers will enforce vehicle and pedestrian restricted zones. ROAD CLOSURES The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning …