A lot of people bash The Trop. Most of those people have never been to a Rays game. So it was nice to see a website dedicated to rating sporting venues say what most Rays fans already know (read Stadium Journey’s entire review here).
At first glance, an enclosed baseball field in the middle of the Sunshine State would seem to be an improper way to honor the national pastime. However, the stadium experience is much more than the playing surface and the difference between ceiling and sky. It’s the appreciation for history and the surrounding neighborhood that makes Tropicana Field not only special, but a must see…
You’ll be surprised how much you’ll like Tropicana Field. What seems like an inadequate and ugly facility, is really an inspiring treasure for baseball fans. I look forward to my next trip to Florida and its abundance of sunshine, but mostly, I’ll be excited to get indoors, to catch a Rays game.
The Trop has its problems and the Rays do need a new stadium. But for those of us that have been to a Rays game in the last 2-3 years, it is nice to read that somebody actually visited The Trop before passing judgment.