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Rangers Claim Highest Average Ticket Price for Opening Day
Rangers Claim Highest Average Ticket Price for Opening Day

Rangers Claim Highest Average Ticket Price for Opening Day

The sun is coming out earlier, March Madness is in full swing, and St. Patrick’s Day has passed. That can only mean one thing.

A new Major League Baseball season is just around the corner.

MLB’s Opening Day is Thursday, which was slated to see all 30 teams in the league play, however two games have been postponed due to weather. The day starts with the Milwaukee Brewers visiting the New York Mets at 1 p.m. ET and ends with two games at 10:10 p.m. ET: the Boston Red Sox at the Seattle Mariners and the Colorado Rockies at the Arizona Diamondbacks.  

The game that baseball fans might be most interested in is when last year’s World Series champions, the Texas Rangers, host the Chicago Cubs at 7:35 p.m. ET. The game will be aired on ESPN.

The game is not only the most sought after on TV, but it seems to be the most in demand for tickets. The average sold price to the game is $350, and the next Opening Day game with the highest average sold price barely comes close.

  • 2. Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals: $306
  • 3. Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves (postponed until Friday): $196
  • 4. Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees: $194
  • 5. Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels: $184
  • 6. Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals: $179
  • 7. New York Mets vs. Milwaukee Brewers (postponed until Friday): $157
  • 8. San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants: $139
  • 9. Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins: $105
  • 10. Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays: $89
  • 11. Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox: $103
  • 12. Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies: $94
  • 13. Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers: $72
  • 14. Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Guardians: $65
  • 15. Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates: $50

Some home openers have higher average sold prices than those listed despite not being on Thursday. For example, tickets sold to the Yankees home opener on April 5 average $221, and the Cardinals’ home opener on April 4 has an average sold price of $194.

Prices have fluctuated across teams, too.

For the Rangers, the average sold price 30 days out from Opening Day was $292, and the number of tickets sold have trended up, on average, since then.

On the other hand, the Miami Marlins’ average sold price for Opening Day was $95 30 days out. While the number of tickets sold also trended up, the average sold price fell to about $50.

No matter the ticket price for each game, one thing’s for certain: fans are excited about Opening Day.