A general view of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before the Opening Day game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers on April 6, 2012.
The Texas Rangers have become the hottest ticket in DFW, and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is definitely THE place to be right now — the place to be seen.
The Rangers had a sellout streak of nine games heading into Monday's series opener against the Kansas City Royals, coming off a big weekend series against chief AL West rival Los Angeles Angels. That mark of nine sellouts matched the 2011 season total for sellouts, and we're just a month into the season.
The Royals are no Angels, or Tampa Bay Rays or New York Yankees, for sure, but the Rangers drew a nice crowd on Monday when the lowly Royals came to town, drawing a crowd of 38,702, and that was on a school night.
There's approximately 10,000 tickets available for Tuesday's game against the Royals and then things get interesting.
There are about 1,000 tickets remaining for Wednesday night's series opener against the second-place Oakland A's (which happens to be $1 hot dog night) and Thursday's day game against the A's has only obstructed view and scattered tickets left.
We don't know if the Rangers will break their 2011 mark for sellouts in a year this week, but you can bet your bottom dollar it'll happen soon. This just in, the Rangers are popular, and they aren't going away.