The Rays today released their initial schedule of promotions including the first confirmed post-game concert (Darius Rucker). Below you will see an image of two of the items that will be given away at games…

The 2011 Rays Promotion Schedule

Friday, April 1 – Rays Schedule Magnet (All Fans)
Saturday, April 2 – Evan Longoria Gold Glove Replica Trophy Presented by DEX Imaging (First 15,000 Fans)
Sunday, April 3 – AL East Championship Banner Presented by Sweetbay Supermarket
Sunday, April 17 – David Price Arm Sleeve Presented by Match-Up Promotions
Sunday, May 1 – Joe Maddon Bank Presented by RE/MAX
Saturday, May 14 – Darius Rucker postgame concert
Sunday, May 15 – Raymond Pillowcase Presented by Chick-fil-A
Sunday, May 29 – Manny Ramirez Bobblehead Presented by AT&T
Sunday, June 19 – B.J. Upton Bobblehead
Sunday, July 3 – DJ Kitty Puppet Presented by Chevrolet
Sunday, July 17 – Johnny Damon Bobblehead
Sunday, August 7 – Raymond’s Back To School Set
Sunday, August 21 – David Price Superhero Action Figure
Sunday, September 4 – Evan Longoria Cereal Bowl and Spoon Set
Sunday, September 11 – Rays Fire Helmet
Sunday, September 25 – Kid’s Vote Giveaway

Also, single-game tickets will go on sale through the team’s website starting on Saturday. There will also be a special internet pre-sale this Friday for Rays Insider subscribers.

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  1. Andy says:

    Through the "Early Access Presale", people can buy pretty much any available seat in the house for a $10 premium per ticket, starting Tuesday. Thursday the tix will go on sale to season ticket holders, Friday to Rays Insiders, and Saturday to the General Public. So to summarize, here are the Rays priorities when it comes to selling single-game seats:

    1. People willing to pay a $10 premium
    2. Season Ticket Holders
    3. Rays Insider Subscribers
    4. General Public

    Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this pecking order? Maybe its the 3k I just spent on season tickets talking, but I have to admit I'm somewhat dissapointed.

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  2. Pipp says:

    I will never understand why the Rays put most of their promotion money into weekend games. If they want to boost attendance for mid-week games, why not offer a nice Wednesday night promotion? Giveaways for the kids are nice, but why not use those funds for games that need attendance help rather than Sunday day games that will sell well regardless?

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    • Don says:

      Pipp....good thought..but give away promotions do the MOST good when the Rays KNOW they will have a good crowd....
      Would you rather have 10,000 Longo shirts or posters out there on Sundays... or 2000 given away on Wed.
      Weekday promotions would work best for businessmen, couples, college kids, professional groups...but offer them something....not bobble heads and posters....Marketing is not MLB strong suite....but whatever..

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  3. Dave says:

    Are those bobbleheads still for 14 and under or whatever random age they come up with? Not gonna lie. I hate that a lot. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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