Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa, Kissimmee, FL
Catch “pennant fever” as the defending world champion Boston Red Sox travel to Tampa Bay for a late season showdown of American League East Division rivals. The Red Sox, led by sluggers Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, will visit Tropicana Field to take on the Rays as part of this exciting 3-night baseball event getaway. The Red Sox rolled up 108 regular season wins in 2018 then cruised through the postseason, beating the LA Dodgers 4 games to 1 in the World Series.
This exciting MLB event at Tropicana Field near Tampa also features 3 nights of luxury accommodations in a one-bedroom villa at Westgate Town Center Resort. Seating for the game will be located in Section 119 at the domed Tropicana Field. In addition to the game, you’ll enjoy a VIP welcome reception with dinner, open bar, DJ and prizes, personal concierge service, transportation to and from the event and even a late checkout on your final day.
Westgate Town Center Resort puts you right in the heart of Orlando’s world class attractions area, just one mile from the entrance to Walt Disney World. Enjoy an extensive array of resort frills including multiple heated swimming pools and hot tubs, ShipWreck Island water park, on-site eateries, paddle boats and a lakefront dock and marina, a fitness center, scheduled activities and more.
In addition to luxurious one-bedroom villa accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:
– A fun-filled VIP Welcome Party with DJ, open bar, dinner and prizes
– Personal Concierge Services
– Complimentary transportation to and from your event
– Late check-out on final day
Originally named the Florida Suncoast Dome and then the ThunderDome, Tropicana Field’s 1.1 million square feet include unique design features and fan amenities found nowhere else in the Major Leagues.
Tropicana Field is the world’s only professional sports facility that features live cownose rays. The Rays Tank opened in 2006, and is located just behind the right center field wall. Through a unique partnership with the Florida Aquarium, there are over 30 rays that fans can touch and feed throughout the game. The 10,000 gallon tank is one of the ten-largest in the United States.
Tropicana Field is the only Major League park to feature an artificial surface and all-dirt base paths. AstroTurf was installed prior to the 2011 season. All of the other parks that currently feature an artificial surface have only dirt cutouts around the bases and at the pitcher’s mound.
In 2007, the Rays added four new video boards to Tropicana Field. The main video board in right field is 35 feet high and 64 feet wide, making it more than four times larger than the previous board.
Tropicana Field is home to a number of interactive areas for kids of all ages. In the Left Field Street area, fans can participate in a baseball-themed game show, take their picture on a Topps baseball card, and personalize their own jersey.
Right Field Street was renovated to include numerous activities for younger baseball fans. Kids can experience the magic of baseball in the Rays Baseball Carnival that includes Tip-a-Jug, Ring Toss, and more. In addition, fans can take their swings against computer images of real Major League pitchers in a batting cage or test their arms in the speed pitch.
Center Field Street features the Cuesta-Rey Bar, as well as the Everglades BBQ Smokehouse. The specially tinted windows of the restaurant make up a 130-foot-wide hitting background, yet still allow patrons of the restaurant to watch the game. Also found on Center Field Street is the Brewhouse, The Captain Morgan Deck, the Rays Team Store, and the MLB Alumni Office.
The Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall-of-Fame moved to Tropicana Field in 2006 and is also located in Center Field Street. Fans can view an array of different artifacts and pictures of the “Greatest hitter that ever lived.” These memorable displays range from Ted Williams’ days in the military through his professional playing career. This museum is dedicated to some of the greatest players to ever “lace ‘em up,” including Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Sadaharu Oh.
Tropicana Field features the world’s second-largest cable-supported domed roof (Georgia Dome is the largest). It’s made of six acres of translucent, Teflon-coated fiberglass and it virtually supports itself with 180 miles of cables connected by struts. Opposing forces of tension and compression keep the roof in an arc. Tropicana Field’s roof is slanted at a 6.5-degree angle, dropping from 225 feet above second base to 85 feet at the center field wall. The slanted roof reduced the overall construction costs and decreased the volume of air under the dome by 16.8 million cubic feet. Accordingly, that reduced the amount of air that requires climate control treatment. It is built to withstand wind of up to 115 miles per hour. The roof of the dome is lit orange after the Rays win at home, symbolic of the ballpark’s title sponsor, Tropicana Dole Beverages.
Westgate Town Center Resort provides guests all the comforts of a fully furnished home just 1 mile from Walt Disney World® Resort and minutes from other Orlando area attractions. In addition, numerous family-friendly restaurants lie within walking distance of Westgate Town Center. A nonsmoking resort, Westgate Town Center offers access to a variety of recreational amenities including ShipWreck Island water park, 14 heated outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, lakeside marina with paddle boats, on-site dining, fitness center, mini golf and much more.
ShipWreck Island Water Park
Fourteen Outdoor Heated Pools
Fourteen Hot Tubs
Children’s Wading Pool
Cordovano Joe’s Authentic New York Style Pizza
Mini Market with Deli
Hershey’s Ice Cream Shop
Drafts Sports Bar & Grill
Jurassic Miniature Golf Course
Disney Movie Theater
Barbecue Facilities & Picnic Areas
Lakeside Marina & Dock
Attraction Tickets Desk
Disney Planning Center
VIP Services Concierge
Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
24-Hour Front Desk & Security
High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
Free Shuttle Service from the adjacent Westgate Vacation Villas Clubhouse to the Towers Lobby or the Sizzler Restaurant.
Free Scheduled Transportation to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort (Restrictions apply. Limited seats available. Guests must pre-register at VIP services/Concierge desk to reserve seating prior to boarding.).
Drafts Sports Bar & Grill (“Drafts”) brings together the popular concepts of brew pubs and gourmet burger bars. Drafts features a variety of creatively designed burger, pizza and appetizer selections that are complemented by an extensive selection of draft and bottled beers, specialty microbrews, worldly wines and a wide array of alcohol drinks. Drafts is themed and designed to create a casual but elegant sports bar environment complete with high-definition flat screen televisions for broadcasting local, national and worldwide sporting events. However, the true emphasis on Drafts is pairing great comfort food with outstanding brews and wines. The breakfast buffet at Drafts includes eggs, potatoes, turkey sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast and fresh seasonal fruit. Draft Sports Bar & Grill is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (may vary seasonally). Hours vary by season.
Enjoy fresh, hot and delicious pizza from Cordovano Joe’s, which is available for pick-up or delivered directly to your suite or even poolside! Hours of operation vary.
Open daily, the Mini Market offers guests the convenience of purchasing groceries and sundries. The adjacent Deli features subs, grilled sandwiches, salads and snacks.
New Westgate Events are added frequently and many sell out quickly.
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