It's bowl edition time! This time, we're learning about Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, home of the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team and the St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 19 featuring the University of Central Florida vs a team from the Big East. Here's a little information:
Tropicana Field includes 1.1 million square feet. The Tampa Bay Rays' site boasts that there are unique features and fan amenities found nowhere else. One of the most interesting features of the field include the cownose rays (yes, stingrays!) that find their home in the Rays Tank just behind the right center field wall.
That's definitely something to check out while you're at the bowl game. There are over 30 rays in the tank in partnership with the Florida Aquarium.
All-dirt basepaths are another feature found nowhere else in the MLB,but you might not notice this as the bowl game will transform the field.
There are also four new video boards that will help you stay close to the action during the UCF vs. Big East game, interactive fun areas in the Left Field Street Area and the Right Field Street for even younger fans. There will definitely be a party going on.
Want to mix some baseball into your time at the bowl game? Go ahead over to the Ted Williams Museum and the Hitters Hall of Fame, which was moved to Tropicana Field in 2006. Also, in case of inclement weather, there's a cable supported domed roof to protect fans.
Enjoy the game, which will mix baseball and football, on Dec. 19 at Tropicana Field! Take it from a Floridian that has been to the field myself, you won't be disappointed! And tell me how the game goes. I'll be getting married!