Out of all 15 MLB games this weekend, the lowest average prices of tickets can be found in Denver when the Rockies take on the Brewers ($30.25), as well as in DC when the White Sox are at the Nationals ($30.00). The highest average price ticket are found in Boston for the return of Manny ($136), as well as New York for the Mets- Yankees game ($116).
With fifteen different Major League Baseball match up’s this Father’s Day, there is plenty of competitive baseball to watch. We expect some great games because of the intense divisional races in both the National and American leagues. Teams throughout the country realize the importance of putting on a good show for father’s everywhere. There are many good story lines to follow, as well as star studded pitching duels that will surely please fans.
The race for first place in the American League East is between three stellar teams: the New York Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Boston Red Sox. The Rays and Yankees are tied for first, with the Sox playing much better baseball in the past month, bringing themselves within 2 games of the lead.
The Yankees host the Mets on Sunday, and star pitchers C.C. Sabathia (7-3, 4.00 era) and Johan Santana (5-3, 3.13 era) are set to face off in what will be the best pitching battle of the day. The Mets are motivated to win this game as well, considering their half game deficit behind the first place Atlanta Braves in the National League East. To find tickets, check out Fansnap. You can find two great seats in Inflield Box 214 (along the 1st base line) for $193 dollars each, which is almost half the price of the average ticket sold in that same section.
The Rays go on the road to take on the Marlins this weekend, and Sunday’s starting pitchers will be aces John Johnson (7-2, 1.86 era) and David Price (10-2, 2.31 era). On average, tickets to these games are lower than in New York, and you can find a seat behind home plate for 22% off of the average price for 69$ dollars.
The Red Sox play the Dodgers, and tickets to Sunday’s game are the highest on average in the country at $136 dollars. Much of this has to do with the anticipated return of Manny Ramirez to Fenway Park since his trade to LA two years ago. The Dodgers are hoping for victory out East, as back home in The National League West, there is also an intense competition for first place between the Dodgers, the San Diego Padres, and the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers are tied with the Pad’s for first with the Giants a half a game back in second.
The Padres are at home against the Orioles, with relatively low average ticket prices of $60 dollars. This should be an interesting pitching match up between Jon Garland (6-5, 3.05 era) and rookie Jake Arrieta. Arrieta has won his first two big league starts, shutting down the potent Yankees batting order and beating the Giants last week. Catch this game and save 35% on Lower Field Box seats, which can be located on Fansnap.
Canada and the Blue Jays host the Giants in Toronto on Sunday. You can sit right behind the away dug out (Premium Dug Out 126) FOR $69 dollars which is 40% off the average prices found at Fansnap.
On Father’s Day, the minimum price for a ticket in all of the Major’s is in Atlanta for the Braves-Royals game at $4 dollars. The highest priced ticket in the MLB, $4,428 dollars (for a luxury infield suite) is in Florida when the Marlins host the Rays.
Find tickets for all fifteen games this Father’s Day here.