8/26/2013 3:39 P.M. ET
Texas Rangers and GovX Extend Online Ticket Discount to Military and First Responders
Rangers among the first MLB Clubs to take part in Online Ticket Discount Program
By / MLB.com
The Texas Rangers and GovX today announced the launch of the first online verification ticketing service exclusively for U.S. Military service members and government first responders as part of an overall Major League Baseball initiative. The program, delivered through new technology and verification partner GovX.com, will offer specially priced Rangers tickets to those who serve and protect our country and communities, including active and veteran U.S. Military personnel, along with federal, state and local government first responders and related government employees.
Through its proprietary online verification technology, GovX will integrate with the Rangers' ticketing platform to ensure accurate authorization exclusively for this very deserving group of fans. This marks a significant change, as previously fans had to show proof of military or government identification in person at the box office.
GovX is also proud to be a sponsor of Military Appreciation Night on September 11, 2013 at Rangers Ballpark.
Founded as an e-commerce destination dedicated to providing U.S. Military service members and government first responders significant savings on products and services for active and off-duty lifestyles, with this partnership GovX further expands its offerings to include discounts on premium sports and event ticketing.
The Rangers are offering group pricing on individual ticket purchases to all military personnel and first responders for all regular season home games. Discounts range from 15 to 50 percent off standard gate price depending on seat location and game date. The partnership also includes special pricing on officially licensed merchandise through the MLB.com Shop, as well as on MLBAM's out-of-market live video streaming subscription product, MLB.TV.
The Rangers' next homestand begins on Friday, August 30, when the club hosts the Minnesota Twins at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
For more information and to purchase discounted tickets, qualified fans can visit the designated military or first responder recognition pages at http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/tex/ticketing/govx_military.jsp or http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/tex/ticketing/govx_firstresponders.jsp
Upon selecting the desired game, users who are not already GovX members are directed to a simple online verification page to complete the one-time verification process. From there, users proceed with their ticket selection, where the discount is automatically applied. The purchased tickets can then be emailed or downloaded.
For information on all GovX MLB and team deals, visit www.GovX.com.
GovX is the largest e-commerce destination dedicated to providing those who protect and serve our country and communities with exclusive, significant savings on hundreds of premium brands. Verified U.S. Military service members, first responders and related government personnel receive exclusive access and discounts of 20% to 50% off retail on offerings at GovX.com. Through its partnerships with MLB Advanced Media, select NFL, NBA and NHL teams, among many others, GovX offers everything from discounted sporting and event tickets to race registrations in addition to 20,000+ fitness, sporting, electronics, tactical and lifestyle products, all available only to this very deserving group. Eligible members register for free on GovX.com and are confirmed through GovX's proprietary online verification system. GovX members include active, reserve, veteran, dependent and retired U.S. Armed Forces personnel, along with federal, state and local government first responders, including police, fire, EMS, FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Border Patrol and related government agency employees and their families. Founded with the mission to thank and honor those who serve, GovX also donates a portion of its proceeds in further support of those in uniform. For more information, visit www.GovX.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.