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July 13, 2010 13:20 ET

TicketNetwork Advisory -- Major League Baseball Ticket Sales Midseason Report

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  The Major League Baseball season has reached the midway point, and so far in 2010, fans have paid lower prices for game tickets than in 2009. The average price of MLB tickets sold on TicketNetwork.com in 2010 has been eight percent lower than during the 2009 season.

According to TicketNetwork data:

  • Boston Red Sox tickets account for the highest average ticket price in Major League Baseball at $89. The lowest average ticket price in 2010 belongs to the Pittsburgh Pirates at $30.
  • Orders for New York Yankees tickets and Boston Red Sox tickets represent more than 27 percent of all orders placed for MLB tickets in 2010. That percentage nearly matches that of all other AL teams combined (28 percent).
  • With the opening of Target Field in 2010, Minnesota Twins tickets have had a nearly 28 percent increase in average selling price, the largest in baseball. Meanwhile, Florida Marlins tickets have sold for more than 34 percent less than last season.
Top Five Average Ticket Prices in 2010   Bottom Five Average Ticket Prices in 2010
  Team Price     Team Price
1 Boston Red Sox $89   26 Milwaukee Brewers $38
2 New York Mets $75   27 Houston Astros $38
3 New York Yankees $71   28 Colorado Rockies $37
4 Minnesota Twins $66   29 Los Angeles Angels $37
5 Chicago Cubs $64   30 Pittsburgh Pirates $30

 

Largest Increase in Average Ticket Price  
  Team 2009 2010 % Difference
1 Minnesota Twins $51 $66 28%
2 Los Angeles Dodgers $37 $47 26%
3 Arizona Diamondbacks $40 $49 23%
4 Oakland Athletics $43 $49 14%
5 Tampa Bay Rays $39 $44 13%
           

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