Geoff Folsom

Geoff Folsom

Things were much simpler when I first started buying my own tickets to sporting events and concerts nearly 30 years ago.

I remember when the Texas Rangers then-new ballpark opened in 1994. The cheapest tickets were $4, with the seats closest to the field $14, which is not a huge difference. Unless you were buying tickets for a large family or group, that usually meant you bought the best seats available. If you were sitting in the nosebleeds, it was because those were the only seats that had not been sold.