There's been a lot of talk about how the Tampa Bay market may, or may not, be lackluster when it comes to the Rays. After all, they did give away 20,000 tickets to the last regular season game.
However, everyone loves an elimination game, and Tuesday will be the case for the Rangers and Rays as they play Game 5 of their ALDS at The Trop.
This time, the Rays will get some extra revenues.
That's because the Rays announced today that they will remove the tarps from the upper level of Tropicana Field for all remaining 2010 postseason games, adding approximately 5,000 more seats, some of them obstructed, to the capacity. Tickets for these seats-beginning with Game 5 of the American League Division Series, held tomorrow (Tuesday, October 12)-are now available for $30 at all Rays ticket outlets.
Rays fans, gobble them up.
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