Rays create new Honor Pass program

Active-duty military personnel and veterans are eligible to receive two tickets to home games

Rays create new Honor Pass program

The Tampa Bay Rays introduced the Rays Honor Pass on Friday. The program will allow active-duty military personnel and retired or honorably discharged veterans to receive two tickets to any Rays home game throughout the remainder of the 2015 regular season.

Fans can begin using the Rays Honor Pass to attend games beginning July 24, the first homestand after the All-Star break.

The Rays are also extending this courtesy to dependents of military personnel, including any spouse, child or widow with a valid dependent ID.

To obtain a Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass and verify active-duty, retired or honorably discharged veteran status through ID.me, a third-party, MLB-approved vendor. The Rays Honor Pass can be claimed at the Tropicana Field Gate 1 box office on the day of the first game the pass holder is attending.

Alternatively, fans may print and fill out a Rays Honor Pass application from the webpage, and present it at the Gate 1 box office at Tropicana Field, along with one of the following forms of military identification given below.

Accepted forms of ID include (subject to change): Discharge papers, "V" or "veterans" designation on a Florida driver's license, DD214, Military ID Card, Common Access Cards (CAC) Smart ID Card, Uniformed Services ID Card, WD AGO Form 53-55, NA Form 13038, NAV PERS-553 or DD FORM 2765.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.