On the field, Friday and Saturday games were very good, Sunday, not so much. In the stands, the other way around. You would have thought they could draw more than the 37k-38k that they drew for Friday and Saturday nights, then a big walk up crowd led to a very impressive Sunday night crowd of 43,117. Although there are a couple of instances in which the Rangers have drawn their biggest crowd of a Friday, Saturday, Sunday set on a Sunday, there is usually a logical explanation such as Sunday being the day before fourth of July or Memorial day.
Other than Newberg Report night which drew several hundred last night, and the promise of a Josh Hamilton Jersey for the kids I'm not sure why last night drew so well. The bottom line is that they are still on the same pace as a few days ago, probably going over the 2 million mark for the season on Wednesday. Let's see what's up for the four game set against the Twins:
Monday July 25 Rangers vs. Twins 7:05 p.m.- The Rangers look to start a new winning streak against the Twins tonight. Tonight's giveaway to all fans is a Michael Young t-shirt. Under 1,000 left on Stubhub, lower box and lower infield priced in the $30-$45 range. Tickets are available from the Rangers but you have to go into the 100s level if you want four lower box seats together and in Lexus Terrace, which cost $29 a piece you'll be in the deep outfield. Expect significantly more than 30k attendance tonight.
Tuesday July 26 Rangers vs. Twins 7:05 p.m.- Thirsty Tuesday is the only promotion although the way he has been pitching the chance to see CJ isn't bad in an of itself. Better tickets available from the Rangers than for Monday, over 2,000 available on Stubhub. Prices about $5 less per ticket as compared to comparable prices for Monday and may come down a bit further by closer to game time.
Wednesday July 27 Rangers vs. Twins 7:05 p.m.- Dollar Hot dogs (hopefully Nolan is feeling better and has fired up his grill) and a give away of cards honoring new HOFer Bert Blyleven. And, it's website Wednesday so tickets in lower reserved and down are half price purchased directly from the Rangers making them very competitive with prices on Stubhub. For seats in corner box or better, you'll still do much better on Stubhub with prices ranging from around $20 in corner box, $35-$35 for lower box and in the $30s for lower infiled. But, whatever you do don't this is not a game to just walk up, as you'll do much better buying ahead of time, even if you prefer to buy directly from the Rangers.
Thursday July 28 Rangers vs. Twins 7:05 p.m.- As it is often an off day, Thursday has become the forgotten day for promotions. They will still be playing major league baseball the same as the other days, but if you are looking for a give away, dollar hot dogs or even "bargain" water, this isn't your day. But, if you want to see the Rangers play and are looking to sit in good seats at reasonable prices you'll do fine on Stubhub. Even premium infield and Lexus Club Infield are available in the $40s if you want to splurge, with 10 tickets in Grandstand Reserve for $21.70 inclusive of all fees if you want to take a crowd as inexpensively as possible.