Tropicana Field

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Tropicana Field

Tropicana Field is a domed baseball stadium that serves as the home field for the Tampa Bay Rays since 1998. The stadium was opened in 1990 in hopes of snatching a team away from another city. Two teams almost moved to Tampa to call Tropicana Field home; they were the Chicago White Sox and the San Francisco Giants. They stadium also served as the former home for the NHL team, Tampa Bay Lightning and the former home for the AFL's Tampa Bay Storm. Current Rays manager, Joe Maddon, has nicknamed the stadium "The Pit". While the fans nicknamed it "The Trop". The former name of the stadium was the Florida Suncoast Dome. It has also been called the Thunderdome.

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Preceded by
first ballpark
Home of the
Tampa Bay Rays

1998–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
first venue
Home of the
St. Petersburg Bowl

2008–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Expo Hall
Home of the
Tampa Bay Lightning

1993–1996
Succeeded by
Ice Palace
Preceded by
first stadium
Home of the
Tampa Bay Storm

1991–1996
Succeeded by
Ice Palace
Preceded by
Schleyerhalle
Stuttgart
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1990
Succeeded by
Palais des Sports de Gerland
Lyon
Preceded by
Alamodome
NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Finals Venue

1999
Succeeded by
RCA Dome