Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg)
Tropicana Field Ground Rule Particulars

BULLPEN AREA:


A ball is deemed to be lodged if, in the umpire’s judgment, it has become unplayable by going behind equipment, the seating area or otherwise.

Ball striking the bullpen seating area and rebounding back onto the playing field: In Play.


CATWALKS, LIGHTS AND SUSPENDED OBJECTS:
Batted ball strikes catwalk, light or suspended object over fair territory



Batted ball that strikes either of the lower two catwalks (known as the 'C-Ring' and the 'D-Ring'), including any lights or suspended objects attached to either of those catwalks as well as any angled support rods that connect the 'C-Ring' to the masts that support the 'D-Ring' in fair territory: Home Run.

Batted ball that strikes either of the upper catwalks (known as the 'A-Ring' and the 'B-Ring'), including the masts that support each of those catwalks as well as any angled support rods that connect the 'B-Ring' to the masts that support the 'C-Ring' in fair territory: In Play. If caught by fielder, batter is out and runners advance at own risk.

Batted ball that is not judged a home run and remains on a catwalk, light or suspended object: Two Bases.

Batted ball strikes catwalk, light or suspended object over foul territory: Dead Ball.

A batted or thrown ball striking the protective screen behind the camera wells on the inside portions of the first and third base dugouts: Out of Play.






Universal Ground Rules:

The Commissioner’s Office has issued the following Universal Ground Rules for use in all Major League ballparks this season. Ground Rules pertaining to individual parks are posted separately in those parks.