Lauren Schwahn, NerdWallet Published 11:59 am CDT, Monday, June 17, 2019 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. There’s something magical about attending a big-league ballgame in summer. Perhaps it’s the warm breeze, the smell of fresh-cut grass or the roar of thousands of strangers cheering in solidarity. But between tickets, food and merchandise, the cost can be a little less enchanting. Try these tips to save money on a ballgame. Tickets Purchase tickets near — or on — game day Waiting can pay off says Chris Leyden, communications manager at SeatGeek, a ticket search engine. In fact, it could save you as much as $30, on average, per ticket. A ticket sold the week of the game costs $38, on average, while a ticket sold more than a month before game day is $68, on average, according to data from SeatGeek. Buying your ticket at the ballpark before the game can help you snag a good deal. “Once the gates open, teams will release … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Day at the Ballpark a Money-Saving Win
Dodger opening day tickets
Alejandro Rangel stood on the field level at Dodger Stadium on opening day and pondered how this new season of Dodger baseball will go. He sighed.Rangel wore a Yasiel Puig jersey. But Puig, his favorite player, was traded in the offseason. And the Dodgers didn’t sign any flashy free agents to lessen the pain.Clayton Kershaw still needs to get healthy. For the first time since 2010, the Dodgers’ ace did not start on opening day, thanks to an aching shoulderAnd that’s not to mention that the Dodgers are coming off two consecutive seasons that ended in heartbreak in the World Series.“We’ll make the playoffs for sure,” said Rangel, 21, of Mission Hills. “I don’t know if we can win the World Series this year — but I hope we do.”The Boys in Blue started their season Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, with pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throwing against former Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke.The stands were less than full. But for the … [Read more...] about On a smashing opening day (8 home runs), everything seems possible for Dodgers fans
By Douglas Zimmerman, SFGATE Published 10:44 am PDT, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 NorCal is Giants country. SoCal is Dodgers Nation. VividSeats, the ticket reseller, released a map of the most popular MLB teams in each county in the United States based on ticket sales. NorCal is Giants country. SoCal is Dodgers Nation. VividSeats, the ticket reseller, released a map of the most popular MLB teams in each county in the United States based on ticket sales. Photo: VividSeats.com Photo: VividSeats.com Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 NorCal is Giants country. SoCal is Dodgers Nation. VividSeats, the ticket reseller, released a map of the most popular MLB teams in each county in the United States based on ticket sales. NorCal is Giants country. SoCal is Dodgers Nation. … [Read more...] about They can’t wait for the San Francisco Giants’ opening day… in North Dakota?
By Thomas Barrabi Published March 01, 2019 Sports FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Bryce Harper reportedly agrees to 13-year, $330M deal with Philadelphia Phillies Former Washington Nationals player Bryce Harper has reportedly agreed to a massive 13-year, $330 million deal to play with the Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets to the Philadelphia Phillies’ first home game of the 2019 season just got much more expensive, thanks to the team’s record deal with new franchise cornerstone Bryce Harper. Continue Reading Below The “get-in” price for the cheapest available ticket for the Phillies’ home opener against the Atlanta Braves on March 28 jumped to $117 on Friday, hours after Harper reportedly agreed to a 13-year deal worth a record $330 million, according to secondary market platform TickPick. The jump marked a 166 percent increase compared to the price before Harper’s signing, when the … [Read more...] about After Bryce Harper deal, Phillies ticket prices surge
The annual Twins media luncheon at Target Field on the first day of TwinsFest always features a State of the Franchise address from club president Dave St. Peter. Standard topics include season ticket renewals, overall attendance goals and anticipated TwinsFest attendance. St. Peter offers dry numbers, and it’s up to the listener to put them into context. St. Peter’s talk last Friday — while media types enjoyed meat loaf, chicken pot pie and other hearty fare — was striking compared to past years. Season ticket renewals were running between 80 and 90 percent, which sounds peachy unless you know that spread is among the lowest since Target Field opened in 2010. The expected season ticket base of 12,000 is back to where it was in 2017, down about 1,000 from last year and far below the club-record 25,000 in 2011. Most alarmingly, St. Peter anticipated only 10,000 attending the three-day TwinsFest, an event that usually draws between 13,000 and 15,000. Turns … [Read more...] about Have Twins fans, the most patient in baseball, finally run out of patience?