Want to see the Rangers play in person in their home opener at The Baseball Shed?
It will cost you.
You can’t get tickets anymore from the Rangers on their website. But sites like Stub Hub have plenty of seats available.
The cheapest ticket is $135. That is upper upper upper deck.
If you are so inclined to try to sit near the Rangers dugout, that’s just $1750 a ticket.
But who has the kind of money to see the game from a good vantage point? You can easily move up to the second level. That will cost you only $700 a ticket.
Now, before you balk, realize this. You are paying for the right to sit inside an enclosed stadium in the middle of the pandemic. The game is $700. The potential COVID is free.
And even if you don’t get a potentially life-threatening disease, for $700 you get to see whoever will be the Rangers number four starter take the mound, since they open with a three-game series in Kansas City before their home opener.
But you will be able to see one of the most dynamic up and coming teams in the American League, with a stacked farm system and a roster full of exciting young players.
They will be in the visiting team’s dugout. In the home team’s dugout will be the team that, in every expert’s opinion, will repeat as one of the worst teams in baseball in 2021.
The pandemic is going to severely limit attendance this season. So, in accordance with the laws of supply and demand, opening day, which is always sold out, means tickets will naturally be over inflated.
It will be curious to see where ticket prices go from there, once the novelty of opening day wears off and the reality of a team that isn’t very good settles in.