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#pounditWednesday, September 30, 2020

Rays offering insanely cheap tickets to try to get fans to ballpark

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The Tampa Bay Rays have had no luck getting fans to come to games despite being a clear playoff contender this season, and they are practically giving tickets away for free in an attempt to change that.

On Thursday, the Rays announced that they will be offering “thousands” of $2 tickets for their upcoming series against the Baltimore Orioles. They’re also slashing some concession prices.

The Rays have drawn an average of around 14,000 fans per home game this year, which is more than only the Miami Marlins. The Orioles are once again the worst team in baseball, so even $2 tickets might not entice fans to head to Tropicana Field.

Things have gotten so bad for the Rays that they are exploring an unprecedented idea to play half their home games in one city and the other half in another. Ultimately, they may end up just having to move the franchise out of Tampa.

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