Rangers announce ticket prices for 2010

The Rangers announced pricing for 2010 individual tickets Thursday, which remain the same as 2009 except in the corner box seats and lower reserved.

The corner box seats for non-premier games are now $40, up from $33 and the lower reserved will cost $30, an increase of $5 from 2009. The increased prices are to sections that encompass 15.8 percent of the seating bowl, which club officials said is the fewest seats (by percentage of the bowl) that have been increased since 2004.

The Rangers are once again offering premier game pricing, something they introduced in 2007. There will be 19 premier games, including the season-opener on April 5. The other dates: May 21-23 (Chicago Cubs), June 5 (Tampa Bay), June 25-26 (Houston), July 3-4 (Chicago White Sox, Cleveland), July 10 (Baltimore), July 24 (Los Angeles Angels), Aug. 10-11 (New York Yankees), Aug. 13-15 (Boston) and Sept. 10-12 (New York Yankees).

The team is adding discounted seats for active and retired members of the Armed Forces on Military Mondays. Fans 65 and older will also get a discount on Thursdays. The other discount deals, including Coca-Cola Family Tickets, All You Can Eat Seats and Firework Fridays, also return for 2010. It means that fans can find a discount for every weekday game in 2010.

The club has brought back discounted seats for the opening homestand, much like last season. Tickets that are regularly priced up to $25 will be only $10 for the final five games of the opening week at home, with games against Toronto and Seattle.

That opening homestand also marks the beginning of the club's concert series, with Clint Black performing on Sat. April 10. The other confirmed acts include: Third Day on April 24, Los Tigres del Norte on June 27 and MercyMe on Aug. 28.

The Rangers have expanded the number of fireworks shows from 13 to 14 and the number of giveaways from 16 to 18.