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Tropicana Field

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Identification

Tropicana Field
Thunderdome, Florida Suncoast Dome
221019

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Structure in General

stadium
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

baseball

Facts

  • Opened on March 3, 1990, this is the home of MLB's Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the former home of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Beginning in October 1996, the venue was closed for a 17 month, US $85 million renovation.
  • In 1998 the bullpens were relocated to the field, allowing fans a clear view of batting warm ups before and during games.
  • The seats immediately behind the backstop are among the closest seats to home plate in the MLB, with a distance of only about 50 feet.
  • The roof is lit orange following Devil Ray home game wins.
  • The roof is the world's second largest cable supported domed roof, the largest is Georgia Dome.
  • The roof consists of six acres of Teflon-coated fiberglass supported by 180 miles of cables.
  • The domed roof is tilted at a 6.5 degree angle.
  • The highest point of the roof is directly over second base.
  • The venue was built to support a windload of up to 115 mph.

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Location

1 Tropicana Drive
1 Tropicana Drive
33705
University Park
St. Petersburg
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

225.00 ft
8
1990
1996
7
8
$138,000,000

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