As we truck through the final month of the 2012 regular season, the Texas Rangers continue to draw in large numbers.
On Wednesday night in Arlington, the Rangers broke the club record for attendance and, on Thursday, as the team takes on the Cleveland Indians in the finale of the three-game set, they will surpass the three million mark in single season attendance for the first time in franchise history.
The paid attendance for Wednesday night was 36,001, which puts the season mark at 2,967,041 going into Thursday--just 32,959 short of that lofty three million mark, and around 20,000 above the attendance mark set in 2011.
To commemorate the occasion, Texas is planning on selecting one lucky fan as the “three millionth fan,” and 40,000 Rangers t-shirts will be handed out at the gates courtesy of Capitol One bank. “Other special activities are also planned,” said a Rangers press release, sent out on Wednesday night.
According to said release, there are still plenty of tickets for tonight’s series finale.