Either St. Pete residents really, really, really hate Tropicana Field….or they just really like shooting guns at the big spaceship-looking thing in the middle of the city.
According to annual inspection reports on the facility, 44 bullet holes were repaired on the roof in 2010. Twenty-two more needed to be patched up in 2011.
The reports call it an “ongoing problem,” and state there were enough holes to cause fears that rain water could be leaking in.
Zeoli says Rays staff will sometimes even find bullet fragments in the rafters.
Fans at The Trop have nothing to worry about since the few bullets shot at the dome are unlikely to carry enough momentum to hurt someone inside.
But it’s certainly one of those stories that makes you go, “hmmmmmm….”