Despite a rough week for the Twins, plagued by back-to-back losses and injuries, fans are lining up for post-season play. The first round of October home game tickets went on sale at noon Thursday and were gone in less than a day.
The seats were sold as ticket strips—26,000 in all, with one seat guaranteed for every potential playoff game the Twins might play at home come October. That means up to 14 games—two potential regular season division title tiebreaker games, a wild card game, three divisional round games, four American League (AL) championship games, and four World Series games, explained a team spokesperson.
Ticket strips prices range from $1,500 to $3,000, depending on seat location. Buyers will be refunded for any games that aren’t played.
The next round of tickets, for the league division series, goes on sale September 19 at noon. A Twins spokesman said game-by-game tickets for the playoffs will depend on remaining inventory.
“We still have work to do on the field, but we are all striving to reward Twins fans by bringing October baseball back to Target Field,” team president and CEO Dave St. Peter said in a statement.
The team’s current record of 89 wins and 57 losses mark the second highest wins through 145 games of any Minnesota pro baseball team—the record belongs still to the 1965 American League champions.
The Twins lost Thursday night, ending a homestand at 2-4 and bringing their division lead over the Cleveland Indians down to 3.5 games as they head to Cleveland for a pivotal three-game series this weekend.