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Monday, October 11, 2010
Rays will have more seats for Game 5

By Richard Durrett

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tropicana Field may be even louder in Game 5 on Tuesday. The Rays have removed the tarps from the upper deck, allowing about 5,000 more fans to attend the game. Some of those seats are obstructed. Tickets went on sale today for those seats at $30 each.

"It's loud the way it is, that makes it even louder because those people are close to the roof," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.

Maddon joked that the Rays should give a discount to anyone wearing plaid, saying he wanted all 5,000 of those folks in the high seats to be wearing plaid.

The Rays removed the tarps for four postseason games in 2008 and have said they will be off for the rest of the playoffs should Tampa Bay advance.