03/23/11 1:13 PM ET
Blue Jays' Opening Night a sellout
By Bailey Stephens / MLB.com
That means a packed house will be on hand to watch scheduled Opening Night starter Ricky Romero deliver the first pitch of the season to the Twins at approximately 7:07 p.m. ET.
"We're very happy," Steven Brooks, the club's senior vice president of business operations said. "The momentum has been very good. Ticket sales for the season have been strong."
Tickets for the opener were officially sold out as of Wednesday morning, the earliest date the team has sold out the opener in recent memory.
"In asking around, the best we could figure was it was probably the mid- to late-'90s that we sold out this early," Brooks said. "We've had past sellouts, but none this early in awhile, which is great."
The early ticket boom continues a trend that the Blue Jays first noticed this spring -- selling out six Spring Training games so far, in comparison to just one all of last spring.
"That's a great indication of the momentum that we seem to have," Brooks said. "For the home opener to sell out as it has, is another strong indication. We're very happy with ticket sales so far and the upward trend there."
Fans are encouraged by the club to arrive earlier for pregame Honda Opening Night festivities on April 1. The club plans to announce the specific pregame festivities separately, sometime early next week.
The Blue Jays will give away Jose Bautista bobbleheads to the first 10,000 fans in attendance for the opening weekend series finale against the Twins on April 3.