Nothing tastes sweeter than tender, juicy Florida oranges, except a cold beer while watching a Tampa Rays game with your friends at Tropicana Field. Since it opened in 1990, Tropicana Field has been home to the Tampa Bay Rays of the MLB, the NCAA Beef ‘O’ Bradys Bowl, the Under Armour All-America Game as well as the East-West Shrine Game. As the arena hosts one MLB team and three annual football games, it can be difficult to find parking at Tropicana Field. The stadium is unique within major league baseball in that the dome is permanently affixed to the arena itself, while all others in the league are retractable. The advantage of this feature is that rain or shine, sports fans never get rained on, even if the stadium itself is in one of the rainier regions of the United States. The fact that it is so rainy in Florida is one of the reasons why the stadium has a slanted roof. If a hurricane does occur, water simply slides off. In homage to their tenant team’s namesake, Tropicana Field has its own 35-foot aquarium which holds cownose devil rays, allowing fans to come up and learn about these wondrous creatures. Sometimes, home runs land in the tank, in which case the Rays donate $5000 to charity; so far, only Miguel Cabrera and Luis Gonzalez have achieved this spectacular feat. You won’t get to see the splash if you’re late for a Rays game and have no place to park, however. If you plan ahead, you can book your Tropicana field parking spot in advance through ParkWhiz, so you won’t have to give your buddies a rain check on the game!
The Tampa Bay Rays, formerly known as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, were introduced to the major leagues in 1998, even though Tropicana Field was opened in 1990, albeit under the name of the Florida Suncoast Dome, and then the aptly named Thunderdome. Getting a major league team to Tampa was the result of decades of deal-making, haranguing and dashed dreams, even including a false start in 1992 when the Giants were almost sold to them. Finally, an expansion franchise was allotted to the Tampa Bay area in 1995, with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays starting play in 1998. The team’s name was shortened in 2008 to the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing allusions to the rays of the Florida sun to be used as well as the past name of the devil ray fish. The team won East Division titles in 2008 and 2010, an American League Pennant in 2008, and a matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies for the 2008 World Series. Despite the Tampa Rays parking the ball over the field time after time, Philadelphia won the competition; considering the fact that the Rays came into existence ten years before, they played very well for their age as a major league team! Since Tampa has only begun to play, finding parking at Tropicana Field can be challenging, especially when the game is about to begin in the dry field inside while it rains cats and dogs outside. Luckily for you, booking a parking space in advance of the game is easy-peasy with ParkWhiz!
ParkWhiz is a service that allows you to book your parking spot in advance, no matter what kind of weather happens when its’ game time. Using the ParkWhiz website, you can find your baseball or football event at Tropicana Field, print out your parking pass and bring it with you. With your parking place booked securely in advance of the game, you won’t have to worry about having to navigate around and around the Tropicana Field parking lots, even if mother nature is having a bad day. With ParkWhiz, you won’t need to spend a lot of money or effort to find a nice spot in the sun.
ParkWhiz offers the ability to reserve the largest nationwide inventory of parking at the lowest prices. Whether it's online, in-app, or in-dash, an amazing parking space is never far away. Our easy-to-use platform and ultra-friendly team of parking professionals make getting where you need to go simpler than it's ever been.
ParkWhiz is the leading transactional platform that enables drivers, fleets and connected vehicles to find and book parking. The company offers the largest inventory of parking spaces for drivers to reserve before reaching their destinations, saving both time and money. Working with all major parking operators, it delivers transactional parking as a value-added service to major brands in sports and entertainment, travel, automotive and navigation. ParkWhiz has built partnerships with brands including Ford, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Madison Square Garden and others. The company operates two consumer-facing brands of its own—ParkWhiz and BestParking—available for Apple, Android and Amazon Alexa. ParkWhiz has parked over seven million vehicles and is operational in over 190 cities in North America and expanding rapidly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
Parking purchased on a partner website or as part of a parking package are non-refundable.
How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.