My apologies for missing a post last week. An out of town trip, computer viruses, the beginning of school, and kids getting sick combined for a quadruble whammy that kept me from posting.
During last week's Boston series the Rangers averaged just about exactly 30 k per game. While that wasn't enough to keep market prices from plummeting like a rock as game times approached (those who bought additional tickets and premium prices in the presale last March and held them looking to make a profit didn't do well), it was very much in line with what should have been expected based on 2009 and 2010, especially considering the weather. With the Rangers then drawing a little over 42k per game for the series with the Angels, total attendance now stands at 2, 499,359 through 69 home dates.
Assuming that the Rangers draw an aggregate of 80k for the three games against Tampa, 120k for the three games against Oakland, 80k for the three against Cleveland and 120k for the final three against Seattle, that would put final attendance for the season at 2.9 million. That's not exactly where it is going to come out of course, but but it will probably be very close.
Let's take a closer look at the three game series upcoming against the Rays
Tuesday August 30 Rangers vs. Rays 7:05 p.m.- Thirsty Tuesday is the only promotion. The Rangers are offering seats for $20 in corner box seats or lower reserved for this entire series using the MICHAEL coupon code, but given that good lower infield and lower box seats are available for significantly less than $20 for Tuesday and Wednesday (and, probably eventually for Thursday as well) on Stubhub, as is often the case that will be your best bet for getting individual game tickets.
Wednesday August 31, Rangers vs. Rays 7:05 p.m.- Autograph Wednesday and the next to the last dollar hot dog night of the season will be the highlights other than what is happening on the field. Website Wednesday and MICHAEL ticket special promos both apply.
Thursday September 1, Rangers vs. Rays 7:05 p.m.- First 35,000 in attendance (which probably means everyone in attendance) gets a card for free music downloads from Loopt.
While the division is far from clinched, the playoff ticket distribution process is in full swing. Season ticket holder prices are the same as last year, for lower box seats $55 for ALDS, $100 for ALCS and $190 for the World Series. Season ticket holder payments are due within the next few days after which there will be a pre-sale for full and half season ticket holders on September 7, General on-sale will be September 17 although there will probably be other pre-sales (details haven't yet been announced) for holders of miniplans and for those on insider mailing lists between the 7th and the 17th. Let's just hope that the Rangers take care of business on the field these next few weeks, so we get to use some, most or all of these playoff tickets.