Westgate Town Center: 4000 Westgate Blvd Kissimmee, FL 34747
Get ready baseball fans. Here’s your chance to see the Boston Red Sox travel to central Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Rays in an East Division showdown at Tropicana Field.
You’ll enjoy excellent seating in the lower box seats (section 127) along the third base line inside the domed Tropicana Field where the temperature will be kept at a perfect 72 degrees.
This special baseball event weekend also features three nights in spacious one-bedroom accommodations at Westgate Town Center Resort.
Located in the heart of Orlando’s famous attractions area, just a mile from Disney World, Westgate Town Center offers a fully equipped kitchen, leather furniture, separate bedroom and living areas, private balcony, all the comforts of home and a wealth of special resort amenities. Enjoy 14 heated swimming pools and hot tubs, fitness center, water sports, scheduled activities and more.
You’ll also enjoy a festive Welcome Party on your first night, including dinner, open bar, prizes and an entertaining DJ, as well as personal concierge service and a late check out on your final day in Orlando.
Beautiful 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, 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 Welcone Party complete with DJ, open bar, dinner and prizes
– Personal Concierge Services
– Complimentary transportation to and from your event
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.
There are four catwalks located above the playing surface at Tropicana Field. They are labeled the “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” rings with the lowest ring the “D” ring. The “D” ring ranges from 59 feet above the playing surface in CF to 121 feet behind home plate. The “C” ring ranges from 99 feet in CF to 146 behind home plate. The “B” ring ranges from 142 feet in CF to 173 feet behind home plate. And, the “A” ring ranges from 181 feet in CF to 194 feet behind home plate. If a ball strikes the A or the B ring in fair territory, the ball is in play. If a ball strikes the C or the D ring in fair territory it is a home run.
Left field – 315 ft.
Left-center – 370 ft.
Left-center – 410 ft.
Center field – 404 ft.
Right-center – 404 ft.
Right-center – 370 ft.
Right-field line – 322 ft.
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.