Working in concert with officials from Charlotte County and the Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Tampa Bay Rays announced the following improvements with regards to traffic and parking for their remaining spring training home games at Charlotte Sports Park.
· Parking lots will open at 10:00 a.m. and stadium gates will open at 11:00 a.m. for all 1:05 p.m. games, 30 minutes earlier than originally planned.
· There will be an increase in the number of parking attendants stationed inside both the main Sports Park and Fairgrounds parking lots to increase efficiency in collecting parking fees and directing cars to parking locations.
· Clearer signage will be posted to help patrons with special needs and those with passes for reserved lots identify designated parking areas
Fans are also encouraged to arrive early, carpool, and come with exact change when possible.
The changes were announced following the Rays spring training opener against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday which drew 6,028 fans, the largest crowd to see a spring training game in the history of Charlotte Sports Park.