Simply attending a game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington will tell you that the Rangers are hotter than they ever have been in terms of attendance--two consecutive trips to the World Series will do that for a team, of course--but as early as this week, they’ll make that official when the team hits an unprecedented mark.
The Rangers’ official website is projecting Thursday’s series finale with the Cleveland Indians as the day that the season attendance could hit (and surpasses) the three million mark. This has never been done, in the 40 year history of the team, and now it’s a sure thing. The only question is when.
Texas’s record for season attendance was set last year, when the Rangers--fresh off the first World Series appearance in club history--drew 2,946,949. Right now, the Rangers’ season attendance for 2012 is sitting at 2,896,275.
What’s more, the Rangers’ average crowd of 42,592 per home game is the third highest such number in the game, behind only that of the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees.