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Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida is the home of the MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays. The indoor dome and turf field are signature looks for this venue. It’s not uncommon for players to hit baseballs off of the cat-walk on the ceiling of the stadium, sometimes resulting in an automatic home-run!
Parking is plentiful near the stadium, with the Rays offering 14 official parking lots on the surrounding streets. There are also numerous private lots that are regulated by the city of St. Petersburg, offering a safe, reliable experience to Rays fans. Our guide has information for whether you’re looking for a parking space with the shortest walk or the cheapest parking spot available!
Pre-Pay and Reserve Online: Don’t feel like weeding through the lots in the map above? We understand. You can easily reserve a parking space online at a licensed lot before heading to the Rays game! Check out SpotHero to help avoid the congestion of finding a parking spot.
Park Downtown and Shuttle Looking for the cheapest parking, or something fun to do before the game? Park in downtown St. Petersburg and take the free baseball shuttle to the stadium. Grab a bite to eat, see the sights, then head on over to the ballpark. The shuttle runs every 10 minutes and service begins 90 minutes before the game, while the last shuttle leaves 1-hour after the last out. The shuttle pickup stops are as follows:
- 1st Ave N mid-block between 1st St & 2nd St (near the south pedestrian entrance to the Sundial parking garage). Motorists may park in the garage by entering from 2nd St between 1st Ave N & 2nd Ave N.
- 16th St just south of 3rd Ave S
Carpool, Park For Free The Tampa Bay Rays offer a great program that offers fans who carpool free parking in their official lots, with certain restrictions. On Sundays, any vehicle with four or more passengers in the vehicle can park for free in Lots 6 and 7. More information about the program can be found on the Rays official website.
Tropicana Field boasts 14 official parking lots and 7,000 spaces within easy walking distance of the stadium. Prices range from $15 – $30 depending on the game and location. Rays parking lots are marked with official Rays signage and parking attendants wearing bright yellow shirts featuring the Rays logo and name badges. View the map and charts below to see where each is located, how far they are from the stadium, and which lots are open to the public versus only accessible by season ticket holders.
Official Lot Locations and Accessibility
|Lot Name||Availability||Distance to Gate||Walking Time||Entrance||Price|
|Lot 1||Permit/VIP||0.1 Mi||3 Mins||Gates 4, 5||$30|
|Lot 2||Permit/General||0.2 Mi||5 Mins||Gate 5||$30|
|Lot 3||Prepaid/General||0.3 Mi||5 Mins||Gates 5, 6||$30|
|Lot 4||Prepaid/General||0.3 Mi||5 Mins||Gates 5, 6||$10-$25|
|Lot 5||Permit Only||0.2 Mi||4 Mins||Gates 1, 6||$10-$30|
|Lot 6||Permit Only||0.1 Mi||3 Mins||Gate 1||$10-$30|
|Lot 7||General||0.1 Mi||3 Mins||Gates 1, 2||$15|
|Lot 8||Permit Only||0.4 Mi||7 Mins||Gate 1||$15|
|Lot 9||General||0.3 Mi||6 Mins||Gates 1, 2||$15|
How much is parking at Tropicana Field?
- Parking in the official lots at Tropicana Field ranges from $10-$30. Parking can be found at lots in the surrounding neighborhood for as low as $5!
Is there street parking?
- In general, there is no street parking near Tropicana Field. It may be possible to find a parking spot in downtown St. Petersburg for free and take the shuttle to the ballpark.
Where can I tailgate?
- Tailgating is permitted in all official Rays parking lots.
From the Tampa Bay Rays official website:
Lots 1 and 7 offer wheelchair accessible parking just outside the gates, with the majority of the spaces located in Lot 7. All wheelchair accessible parking is van-accessible. Enter Lot 7 from 4th Avenue South, and Lot 1 from 16th Street South. wheelchair accessible parking is subject to availability.
Additionally, there is a drop-off area in front of Gate 4, which is directly across from Lot 1 on 16th Street South. Please be advised that parking in the wheelchair accessible parking spaces in the Tropicana Field lots is monitored by the St. Petersburg Police Department and is subject to state laws and privileges. Tickets can be issued and/or privileges revoked in situations where the person to whom a wheelchair accessible parking placard or license plate has been issued is dropped off near the stadium and is not in the vehicle when it parks in a wheelchair accessible parking space.
Official Tropicana Field Parking Page The official resources for parking, provided by the Giants
SpotHero Compare parking options near Tropicana Field and book a guaranteed parking space in advance with SpotHero.
StPete.org Everything you need to know about parking in downtown St. Petersburg, including information on the baseball shuttle.
Ballpark Savvy Check out this great guide to finding cheap Tropicana Field tickets, eats, parking, and more on Ballpark Savvy.