Houston Astros will temporarily play home games at Tropicana Field 

Posted: 12:56 pm Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

By Sam

Big help offered from Tampa Bay to the baseball community this week!

As Fox 13 reported, the Houston Astros are going to play their series against the Texas Rangers right here at Tropicana Field! The overwhelming flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey has driven them out of their home stadium and both the Rangers and the Astros have been in Dallas waiting on this decision to be made. Depending on conditions, it’s possible they may play their next series against the New York Mets in St. Pete as well. That would mean 19 games on the road for them, ouch. Astros President Reid Ryan told the Associated Press, “The safety of our fans, players and staff remain our main priority…We are extremely grateful to the Tampa Bay Rays organization for allowing us to use their facility.”

There has been some backlash on the side of the Rangers however.  The Rangers and Astros have two series scheduled right now. Originally one would have kicked off in Houston tonight and the next in Arlington at the Rangers home field on September 25th. The Astros originally requested that they simply swap the series and play the one in Arlington tonight. The Rangers apparently denied this request and instead offered to host both series in Arlington. Fans attacked online.

Definitely not a good look for the Rangers but at least we could be here for them! Our Rays tweeted out the ticket info if you’d like to attend a game!

UPDATE to this story! Tampa Bay Rays will donate all ticket, concessions, and parking revenues from this series to Hurricane Harvey relief!

And YOU can help too!

 

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