Rangers Offer Fans Chance to Win Free Season Tickets with Swing of the Bat

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2016

A view of Globe Life Park during the seventh inning rain delay during a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
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Like the San Diego Padres (here) and the Washington Nationals (here) before them, the Texas Rangers are giving fans an opportunity to win season tickets with a swing of the bat.

All the fan has to do is hit a home run, and the tickets are free. Sure, no problem.

On Saturday, the Rangers will hold their Select-a-Seat event for season-ticket holders at Globe Life Park.

Update: Sunday, Feb. 21

At least one Texas fan was able to enjoy a trip around the bases in the contest:

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Byron Anderson won two season tickets worth $8,500.

--End of Update--


According to the Rangers' official website, any fan who is at least 18 years old and places a 25 percent deposit on their season-ticket packages of at least a half-season will get three swings to win free tickets. The fan is not allowed to be a current or former college or professional player, however. 

Hitting a home run at a major league ballpark is a tall task for the ordinary fan. Heck, many big leaguers struggle to blast dingers on a consistent basis. As a way to make it easier for fans to win something, Texas will have targets set up at the ballpark to allow fans a chance to win autographed prizes.

Globe Life Park is known as a hitter's park. According to ESPN's Home Run Tracker, only eight of the 29 other ballparks in baseball gave up more home runs per game than Globe Life Park (2.19) in 2015.

Better hit the cages, Rangers fans.

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