ARLINGTON (AP) – The AL champion Texas Rangers have raised ticket prices for about two-thirds of their seats for 52 non-premier home games, though many of the increases are for $2 or less per seat.
Coming off their first World Series, the Rangers increased from 19 to 29 the number of home dates considered premier games with higher prices. But about 30,000 seats (69 percent) at Rangers Ballpark for those games will cost less than last season.
Individual ticket prices were announced Wednesday. The biggest increases are for lower box and club seats.
Advance sales on non-premier games are $62 (from $50) for lower box and $58 (from $45) for club seats. For premier games, the increases are from $60 to $69 for lower box seats and $55 to $65 for club seats.
Seats with all-you-can-eat food are up from $34 to $39 for non-premier games; and from $39 to $45 for premier games.
Premier games include most Friday and Saturday home games during the season, July 4 against Baltimore and a four-game midweek series against Boston in August.
The Rangers lowered prices on upper box and bleacher seats for all games, while upper reserved seats remained $15 for non-premier games and decreased from $20 to $17 for premier games. Grandstand reserved seats increased $1 to $7 for non-premier games, but dropped $3 to $8 for the rest.
Cash parking remains $10, reflecting the $2 drop from the start of last season instituted when the new ownership group took over last August. Parking is only $5 for Friday games.
Individual tickets go on sale March 5 for all games except opening day.
For the April 1 opener against Boston, fans have to register online for a drawing to determine who gets the chance to buy the remaining limited number of individual reserved seats and standing room tickets. Or the team is offering 10-game plans that include a ticket to opening day.
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