UPDATE: Added sales update for Yankees and Red Sox series
While the team has lost two in a row, and has gone 5-5 in the last 10, interest in the AL West leading Texas Rangers remains stronger with fans this year than last. After 57 dates, the club has drawn 1,624,804, up 41,900 from the 1,582,904 over the same number of games last season.
In related news, while ticket sales increases certainly isn’t all a factor of the group led Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan winning the bankruptcy auction and confirmation of the Chapter 11 plan for the club on Weds. and Thurs. of last week, it hasn’t hurt. The Rangers report that since Thurs. morning they have sold 27,000 tickets. Also the club is expecting four straight crowds of 40,000+ fans this week when the Red Sox and Yankees come to Arlington, pushing the attendance total up further over last year’s attendance figure.
The Rangers announced late Monday afternoon that most tickets for games are soldout:
Tickets remain for all five games of the homestand but sales have been brisk, especially for the first four games:
- Tuesday, August 10 vs. New York—approximately 4,250 tickets remaining
- Wednesday, August 11 vs. New York—approximately 4,500 tickets remaining
- Friday, August 13 vs. Boston—approximately 6,000 tickets remaining
- Saturday, August 14 vs. Boston—approximately 5,250 tickets remaining
TEXAS RANGERS ATTENDANCE BY THE NUMBERS *:
- After 57 Dates (2010): 1,624,804
- After 57 Dates (2009): 1,582,904
- Increase 2010 over 2009: 41,900
- Avg. Attendance (2010 to date): 28,505
- Avg. Attendance (2009 same period): 27,770
- Increase 2010 to 2009 (percentage): 3%
- Current attendance ranking: 15 of 30
- End of season ranking (2009): 17 of 30
* As of 8/9/10
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