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Dallas Pro Sports Teams Working To Retain Corporate Clients
Published May 27, 2009
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INTEREST PICKING UP: The DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL's Katherine Cromer Brock reports the MLB Rangers' season-ticket sales and corporate sponsorships "were down this year, but with early success has come a resurgence of attendance and game revenue for the organization." Rangers Exec VP/Communications John Blake said that attendance at Rangers Ballpark hit 104,859 during the three-day series against the Angels from May 15-17, the "highest attendance for a three-day stretch since June 2007." As of May 18, season attendance at the ballpark was "485,873, up 28,265 year-over-year." Blake: "That's significant. We were starting at a lower base with the season ticket drop-off from last year. We were battling it for season tickets and hospitality, corporate suite rentals and nightly suite rentals." Silverman said that corporate ticket sales were "off less than 10%." But Blake said that game revenue this year has "seen a 6.4% increase from the same point in last year's season" (DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL, 5/22 issue).