Tropicana Field

1998 - Present

St. Petersburg, FL
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
Devil Rays
(1998 - 2020)
First Game
Devil Rays vs. Tigers: 3/31/1998
Starting Pitchers: Wilson Alvarez (TBA) vs Justin Thompson (DET)
Score: 11-6 (DET)
Attendance: 45,369
First Batter: Brian Hunter (DET) (Grounded to 1B)
Tropicana Field was the first park to open in March, beating Arizona's Chase Field by a few hours. At the time it was the earliest a new park had opened, but was eclipsed by Washington's Nationals Park when it hosted its first game on 3/30/2008. Only nine games separated the first no-hitter thrown at Tropicana Field from the most recent, the smallest gap between no-hitters among active parks.

Event First Last
Hit Tony Clark (DET) - Singled to 2B (2nd) -
Run Scored Tony Clark (DET)
Run Batted In Joe Randa (DET)
Home Run Luis Gonzalez (DET) vs. Dan Carlson (TBA) on 3/31/1998 (5th inning)
Strikeout Wilson Alvarez (TBA)/Bip Roberts (DET)
Win Justin Thompson (DET)
Loss Wilson Alvarez (TBA)
Grand Slam Johnny Damon (KCA) vs. Dennis Springer (TBA) on 5/14/1998 (2nd inning)
Inside-the-Park HR Dave Martinez (TBA) vs. Hideki Irabu (NYA) on 7/10/1998 (4th inning)
No-Hitter Edwin Jackson (ARI) vs. Devil Rays on 6/25/2010