ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 01: The Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox stand during the National Anthem on Opening Day at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
The Texas Rangers and Major League Baseball announced Monday that the starting time of the team's game with the Seattle Mariners on Sept. 24 at the Ballpark has been moved from 7:05 p.m. to 3:11 p.m.
The move is to accomodate a FOX national telecast. That's right, the game will now be broadcast nationally. That also means you won't see the game locally on it's normal channel, Fox Sports Southwest, but rather KDFW.
The Rangers host the Mariners for the team's final home stand of the regular season with games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The regular season finale is Sunday at 2:05 p.m.
Here is more from the Rangers.
Friday is the final Verizon Wireless Fireworks Friday of 2011 with $10.00 tickets in the Lexus Club Terrace, Upper Box, and Upper Reserved seating areas as well as $5 cash parking in all Rangers lots. The music for the postgame Fireworks Show was selected by the Rangers fans.
Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day as Rangers fans will have the opportunity to win a number of great prizes, including autographed items and 2012 tickets and suite nights. The first 35,000 fans entering the ballpark will receive a Rangers T-Shirt, the design of which was selected in on-line fan voting earlier this summer.
The Rangers’ home attendance through 78 dates is 2,819,325, an average of 36,145 which ranks as fifth highest in the American League. This is the team’s highest home attendance figure since 2001 and fifth highest in club history. With three home games remaining, Texas is 125,919 shy of the all-time mark of 2,945,244 set in 1997.
Tickets for the Mariners series are going fast and can be purchased online at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, or at the Rangers Ballpark ticket office.