Should the Tampa Bay Rays consider a Gay Beach?
How about an LGBT Rays’ Tank?
The Rays, next-to-last in baseball attendance to only Cleveland, have struggled to draw fans to Tropicana Field, again. That’s no secret.
Yet, for Friday night’s Pride Night, the Rays drew more than 40,000 fans for the game, where the profits were dedicated to the shootings of the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. All profits were donated to the Pulse Victims’ club.
In other words, on a Pride Night, the Rays drew plenty. On other nights, they have not drawn as well, barely more than 16,000 pr night.
So should the Rays section off part of the stands for gay fans? Should they embrace fans on a nightly basis as they did Friday night (admirably so).
Okay, okay. The team couldn’t afford to donate its profits every night. But perhaps the team should consider marketing its ticket sales to be inclusive of gay fans.