In a different time, and with a different place not coming online, Joe Mauer would not have had his eight-year, $184 million contract offer from the Minnesota Twins. What are we talking about? The Twins seeing increased revenues from the new Target Field opening up this season, including this news...
The Twins announced ticketing updates yesterday for the Inaugural Season at Target Field. To date, the Twins have sold more than 2.5 million tickets for the 2010 season. In comparison, the Twins sold 2.4 million tickets during the entire 2009 season.
As of Thursday, the following games are sold out at Target Field for its inaugural season:
The Opening Series against the Boston Red Sox (April 12,14,15), games against the Kansas City Royals (April 16-18), the Detroit Tigers (May 5), The Baltimore Orioles (May 6-9), the Chicago White Sox (May 11,12), the Milwaukee Brewers (May 21-23), the New York Yankees (May 25-27), the Texas Rangers (May 28-30), the Atlanta Braves (June 11-13), the Colorado Rockies (June 15-17), the Detroit Tigers (June 29,30), the Tampa Bay Rays (July 3,4), the Chicago White Sox (July 15-18), the Cleveland Indians (July 21), the Seattle Mariners (July 30 - Aug. 1), the Oakland Athletics (Aug. 13-15), the Chicago White Sox (Aug. 18), the Los Angeles Angels (Aug. 20-22) and the Oakland Athletics (Sept. 18,19).
Meanwhile, limited tickets remain for games against the Cleveland Indians (April 20-22), the Detroit Tigers (May 3,4) the Kansas City Royals (June 8-10), the Detroit Tigers (June 28), the Tampa Bay Rays (July 1,2), the Cleveland Indians (July 19,20) the Chicago White Sox (Aug. 17,19), the Detroit Tigers (Aug. 31 - Sept. 2), the Texas Rangers (Sept. 3-5) the Kansas City Royals (Sept. 6-8), the Oakland Athletics (Sept. 17), the Cleveland Indians (Sept. 20-22) and the Toronto Blue Jays (Sept. 30 - Oct. 3).
"While limited tickets still remain, we've seen unprecedented demand to secure seats at Target Field during the Inaugural Season," said Paul Froehle, senior director of ticket operations for the Twins. "Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2010 season are encouraged to act as soon as possible. The historic demand coupled with Target Field's smaller capacity (39,504) will make sellouts the norm during the 2010 campaign."
To date the Twins have sold more than 24,000 full-season equivalents, more than twice the previous record of 11,000 full-season equivalents established in 2009. Traditional season ticket sales for the 2010 season will conclude Monday, March 29 at 5 p.m. Limited season ticket inventory remains in the Champions Club and Legends Club.
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