Yelp’s Rays The Roof!

At the latest Tampa Bay Elite Event, Yelpers snacked on stadium fare, sipped specialty drinks, and root, root, rooted for the home team during Yelp's Rays The Roof! Hosted by the generous staff at Tropicana Field, over 75 local Yelpers were invited to enjoy the ball game from the multi-level Captain Morgan Party Deck in center field. The Tampa Bay Rays pulled out an exciting final-inning win against the Seattle Mariners, Yelpers won home team raffle prizes, and we even had the opportunity to sing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" on the big screen for the whole stadium to see. It was one, two, three rounds of fun at this old ball game!

Katrina P tells us that "the barbeque pork was delicious," while Rachel H raves about an "incredible array of toppings! A hot dog bun stuffed with sauerkraut, chilies, pickles, slaw, sauces, and onions was incredibly delicious. Bags full of popcorn, pretzels, and chips (those chips were amazing) made the night one of American-pastime-perfection." Christina C says the Blue Storm adult beverage was just as good: "The blue drinks are what made my night. My friend commented after drinking it that they could be very dangerous – it tasted way too delicious!"Raysstuff

Crystal H exclaims, "Can we talk about the Jumbotron? It was so neat that Yelpers were able to sing 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game' on the Jumbotron!" Cathy J also enjoyed the performance, telling us, "The whole crowd sang along in a jovial manner. It brought a tear to my eye." Along with Yelp's closeup, Jerry G says we've got luck, too. "Was it a coincidence that the Rays would break their losing streak on this night? I think not! It's called Yelp mojo."Rayspeople

Gerardo Luna Photography captured the greatest moments both on and off the field during this Elite Event, where the venue impressed Melissa R, who notes, "The Captain Morgan deck is a great place in the outfield to watch the game – there's an outdoor deck, and there's table service to boot." Meanwhile, Josh H recalls, "I got to meet some new people and build on some new relationships as well – oh, and we got a cool free t-shirt!" Rich D sums it up best: "As always, the best thing about Yelp events is seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Some folks see Yelp as reviews and restaurants. I see Yelp as friends and relationships – and those are all five stars!"

We agree – this event was one for the record books! Check out all the fun photos over on Flickr, or visit Yelp to learn more about becoming Elite.

  - Brett N, Yelp TB Community Manager, & Justine B, Yelp TB Marketing Assistant