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Over 36,000 Fans Watch Tampa Bay Rays' First Playoff Game

Posted Oct 2, 2008 by Nawest Vazquez
If you watch the highlights on ESPN or TSN tonight, don't worry, your eyes aren't deceiving you. Those were real, actual people who filled Tropicana Field down in St. Petersburg this afternoon, to watch their beloved Tampa Bay Rays.
Tropicana Field - Home of the Tampa Bay Rays
Tropicana Field - Home of the Tampa Bay Rays
Traveling Fools of America
It was game one of the American League Division Series, and the Rays were victorious over the Chicago White Sox, 6-4. Incredible rookie Evan Longoria led the charge for the Rays, homering in his first two at bats.
It was an electric atmosphere down in Tampa, as the Rays were playing their first playoff game in franchise history.
Rays fans were out in full force. 36,041 of them. At one game! They're not unicorns. Rays fans actually do exist. Who knew?
Needless to say, attendance records in Tampa were obliterated today. Well done, Rays fans, well done.
A full house at the Trop. Can't say I ever thought I'd live to see that one.
Click here for the official game recap.