Astros to play at Trop due to Harvey flooding

Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — The Houston Astros will play its series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg due to severe weather and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The Astros will be the home team for all three games.

The Astros’ series against the Mets could also be moved to Tropicana Field, but the organization said an official decision will be made later in the week.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” Rays President Brian Auld said in a statement. “The Rays are proud to assist our partners in Major League Baseball by hosting the series, and we appreciate the support from Rays staff and the community to make it a success.”

“The City of St. Petersburg welcomes the Astros and encourages fans of the Rays and the game of baseball to come out to Tropicana Field,” St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said. “Our community is keeping Houston residents in our thoughts, contributing to relief efforts, and sending a delegation from St. Pete Fire & Rescue to the Houston area. Baseball has often served to bring people together and lift spirits during tough times. I am confident this week’s games will do just that.”

The games will be played Tuesday at 7:10 p.m., Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. and Thursday at 1:10 p.m.

All tickets will be sold as general admission for $10. Tickets are available online or at the Tropicana Field box office.

You can donate to the Red Cross by going to its website, calling 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or texting 90999 to donate $10. The money goes toward recovery efforts.

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