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Rays special 9=8 ticket package
02/10/2009 4:02 PM ET

The Rays special 9=8 Ticket Package, featuring tickets to nine home games for the price of eight, will be introduced this week and available for purchase only on Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14.

All packages include two prime games, including the home opener against the New York Yankees on April 13, one marquee game, and six select others. Packages can be purchased in the Upper Deck for only $95 or in the Baseline Box for $217.

The packages will go on sale February 13, at 9 a.m., online at, by phone at 888-FAN-RAYS and at the Tropicana Field box office. The 9=8 package will also be available for purchase at Tropicana Field during Fan Fest on February 14. Fans who purchase the 9=8 pack will receive a wristband for access to the autograph areas (a $10 value) and will be entitled to early entry to Fan Fest, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fans who purchase online the night before can pick up their wristbands at the Tropicana Field Gate 1 box office beginning at 8 a.m., the day of Fan Fest.

"Opening Day always provides a special atmosphere to begin the season, but this year, it also provides a chance to celebrate last year's championship campaign," said President Matt Silverman. "The 9=8 Pack guarantees you'll be there to see the American League pennant unfurled as we begin the 2009 home season versus the Yankees."

Autograph sessions will begin at noon with players signing for one hour each. Additionally, season ticket holders will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with a Rays player. Anyone purchasing a season ticket package at Fan Fest will receive access to this exclusive area.

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