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Here to Stay!

Tampa Bay Rays

St. Pete/Clearwater is where the charm of beaches meets the thrill of baseball. The destination anticipates a historic transformation of the Tampa Bay Rays Stadium by 2028, as part of an enormous 86-acre development of the St. Pete Historic Gas Plant District.

This project will include a new neighborhood ballpark for the Rays and generations to enjoy. Not only will this ballpark honor the legacy of the Historic Gas Plant district but focus on the community benefits and economic impacts for the St. Petersburg area.

Looking to visit the Rays? Here’s a Beach & Baseball guide to get you started!

EDGE District

Right across from Tropicana Field is home to local landmarks such as Bodega, Ferg’s, Green Bench Brewing, No Vacancy and more. EDGE District is the perfect spot to grab a pre or post game cocktail and snack. It’s walkable with a mix of unique dining, shopping, and artwork.

St. Pete Pier District

Explore 26 acres of sparkling Tampa Bay waterfront along the St. Pete Pier District. This area is filled with waterfront restaurants such as, Pier Teaki, Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro, and Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille. The weekends are filled with artisans and local business at The Marketplace along the pier. The views of the marina and city make it a great spot to hit after a game.

Grand Central District

Stroll along the stretch of Central Ave. where you’ll find coffeeshops, boutiques, antique shops, bars, and restaurants. If you’re looking to grab a cocktail, stop by Cage Brewing, Pinellas Ale Works, or Grand Central Brewhouse. You’ll also find trendsetting restaurants that include Casita Taqueria, Wild Child, Love Food Central all just a walk, bike, or trolly away from Tropicana Field.

St. Pete Beach

Wrap up your downtown exploration with a trip to St. Pete Beach! Take the SunRunner for a day on America’s Best Beaches. St. Pete Beach is home to restaurants, beach bars, shops, and outdoor activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, boating, and beach volleyball. If you’re looking for a family friendly, laid-back beach town, this spot is for you!

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is a sunny destination travelers adore, with a vibrant arts community, unique culinary options, and America’s Best Beaches. Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is thrilled to be home of the Tampa Bay Rays and the historic ballpark development that will greatly impact our residents and visitors for decades to come.

For more information, check out the Tampa Bay Rays, “Here To Stay” Historic Gas Plant District Development Plan.