Tampa Bay Rays set opening day for a 60-game season
July 7, 2020 - There won't be any fans in the stands when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue Jays for opening day on Friday, July 24, the first game of an abbreviated 60-day season for Major League Baseball. It's the 11th consecutive season the Rays will play at home on opening day, but due to ongoing safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, games held at Tropicana Field will not be open to fans at this time, a news release said. Major League Baseball designed the 2020 schedule to include 40 games within the division and 20 interleague games against the corresponding geographical division. As a result, all 60 Rays games will be played in the Eastern time zone. Click here for the full schedule. The Rays 2020 season is presented by Baycare.