2014 Kansas City Royals Tickets: Five Most Expensive Home Series
We know it’s early, but with just over a month to go until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, we wanted to take an early look at Kansas City Royals tickets for the 2014 MLB season.
The Kansas City Royals came close to playoff contention last season and will enter 2014 looking to improve upon what was their best regular season in years. Fans are feeling excitement too, as Kansas City Royals tickets on the secondary market have an average price of $100.06 for home games in 2014, a 57.65% increase over their 2013 home average. The Royals will hope to be competitive within the AL Central, but only one of their top five expensive series comes against a divisional opponent and it’s not the team one would expect.
4/4/14 – 4/6/14 vs Chicago White Sox | Series Average: $163.11 | Get-ins: $74/$18/$18
The White Sox are the only AL Central team in the top five of Kansas City’s most expensive series for the season. The only reason Chicago is there is because it is the opening series of 2014. In 2013, Kansas City’s opening day had an average ticket price of $63.47. This year, the opening series average is $100 more and the price for the actual opening day game is at an average of $247.45. The next two games drop in average to $96.98 and $86.43.
6/4/14 – 6/5/14 vs St. Louis Cardinals | Series Average: $144.94 | Get-ins: $37/$46
The second most expensive series in 2014 is the interleague series against the other Missouri team, the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis is the reigning National League Champion and will be looking to at least match that feat again this coming season. This series is very short and will only last two games. Both games are almost identically priced with the first game having an average price of $145.01 and the second priced at $144.86, though the get-in price of the second game is higher.
6/6/14 – 6/9/14 vs New York Yankees | Series Average: $136.20 | Get-ins: $37/$33/$37/$30
Just the name value of the New York Yankees alone make them a big draw on the road, but the Royals have a legitimate chance to come into this series as the better team. This four-game series takes place in the four days after the Cardinals leave town. The average price ranges from $144.38 for the second game to $125.37 for the final game of the series.
9/11/14 – 9/14/14 vs Boston Red Sox | Series Average: $126.34 | Get-ins: $39/$49/$50/$30
While the Royals could be better than the Yankees, the true test will be how the match up against the defending World Series Champions Boston Red Sox, especially this late in the season. If Kansas City is still in contention in mid-September, they’d probably rather play the White Sox than the Red Sox, but this series could see prices increase if a playoff spot is on the line. Another four game series, average prices range from $133.08 for the second game and $118.24 for the fourth game.
8/8/14 – 8/10/14 vs San Francisco Giants | Series Average: $106.45 | Get-ins: $24/$25/$18
The series average takes a bit of a drop and gets much closer to the season average for Kansas City’s fifth most expensive series of the season. A three-game interleague series against the Giants in August currently sits in that spot. The Giants had a rough 2013 after winning the World Series in 2012, but could be in the process of a bounceback year by the time they get to Kauffman Stadium. The series features the first individual game of the top five series since the second two game against Chicago to have an average price under $100, the final game of the series for $95.31.
The Royals took a step forward last season and will be spending all of the 2014 season trying to build upon it. If they can continue to make strides, this could be the most exciting Kansas City Royals season in a very long time. If that is the case, don’t be surprised if these ticket prices continue to rise.
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