Frisco RoughRiders Record First Ever Pre-Day Sellout


The Frisco RoughRiders have sold out games before. They’re far and away one of the premier Minor League organizations in all the land. From the exquisite ballpark, ballpark atmosphere, the food drinks and club benefits add up with a bunch of factors to form one of baseball’s great spectacles that doesn’t have the resources of a Major League team.

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Last June, when Chuck Greenberg finalized a deal to purchase the Riders from the Mandalay group, a great situation simply got greater.

Look no further than the giant new scoreboard in left center to see that Mr. Greenberg (who celebrates a birthday today, Happy Birthday Boss!) and company meant business from the onset of the transaction. Just a month into the 2015 regular season –and only two weeks into the home portion of the schedule– the Frisco RoughRiders have made history.

Per Scott Lucas, Texas Rangers Minor League baseball aficionado (see below), the RoughRiders sold out…every single ticket…for Friday, May 8th. And they did it before game day.

One of the few MiLB venues to record sellouts in any fashion, it’s the first time in the club’s 13+ year history that there wasn’t a ticket left for grabs before midnight on game day.

Sold Out.

The only losers here are the unfortunate baseball fans who would have liked to attend this game, but other than that we’re all winners.

The Frisco RoughRiders are winners. Chuck Greenberg is a winner. The Texas Rangers are winners. Fans too, are winners.

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Selling out a Minor League game expresses the loyalty and gravity of the Rangers fan base, and speaks to the amazing quality that experiencing a game at Dr. Pepper Ballpark is.

There’s nothing like the buzz and energy of a sold out sports game. Tonight’s going to be a lot of fun.

For the second time in three days, the RoughRiders and San Antonio Missions will finish up a game from the night before, suspended by rain and again tied (I wrote about the previous one here).

This time with the San Diego Padres Double-AA affiliate up in the top of the 8th inning with no outs, the bases loaded and the Padres top outfield Prospect, Hunter Renfroe, up to bat.

As for the night cap, the one drawing headlines such as the one just a scroll up away.

It will be Bryan Rodriguez (1-4, 5.93 ERA in 27.1 IP) for the Missions against Andrew Faulkner (2-1, 4.50 ERA in 22 IP; Number 17 ranked Rangers prospect according to MLB.Com) for the home Riders.

It is also Friday Fireworks night, which occurs every Friday home game in Frisco.