A pre-sale starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday that requires the password “Rangers” to buy tickets ahead of the public sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The American Express promotion began at 10 a.m. Monday, and within minutes it appeared that sales were going briskly. The Ticketmaster website showed a backlog of more than 2,000 ticket requests.
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One website user was able to get in after about a 40-minute wait. Seats were available for as little as $49 in the upper deck.
Seats in the lower deck were going for $169 and seats on the floor near the stage were $700.
A seat chart on the website showed that the stage would be built in center field, just in front of Greene’s Hill — and it looked all or most of the seats in Globe Life Park other than the outfield seats would be sold for the show.
For other fans without American Express cards, tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.
McCartney’s shows typically run nearly three hours and are known for their mix of tunes from throughout his 50-year career. He likely will play Beatles tunes as well as songs from his band Wings and his vast catalog of solo material.
The show will be a send-off of sorts for Globe Life Park, which the Rangers will leave in 2020. Globe Life Field is being built across the street for the baseball club.
Arlington city officials are working to re-purpose Globe Life Park after the Rangers move across the street. The XFL plans to put a professional football team in the facility in 2020, and Mayor Jeff Williams has said the city is working on a master plan for other construction in the area.
As for the June 14 concert, it will be part of McCartney’s Freshen Up U.S. Tour.
McCartney is known for his big stadium gigs. In 2008, he joined Billy Joel as the last performers at New York’s Shea Stadium — where The Beatles had played in 1965.
He also has played Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park.
This report includes information from the Star-Telegram archives.