A Look At The Top Ten MLB Games Before The All-Star Break
As Major League Baseball enters its final stretch of games before the All-Star break begins July 14, the top 10 games on the secondary market before the break doesn’t feature any Kansas City Royals games, but it will feature five American League games, two National League games and three interleague games. The Boston Red Sox make the list on four separate occasions with three games being hosted at Fenway Park. The San Francisco Giants will host two of their three top games at AT&T Park as well.
Below is a breakdown of the 10 most expensive pre-All Star break games on the secondary market, according to TiqIQ.
6/27 BOS vs. NYY | Avg. Price: $181.67 | Get-in Price: $50
The Boston Red Sox will travel to Yankee Stadium to play a three-game series starting Friday. The opening game of the series is currently the most expensive game before the All-Star break as Yankees tickets average $181.67 with a get-in price of $50. New York will also host a top game in early-July when the Yankees schedule has the Tampa Bay Rays heading to Yankee Stadium.
7/5 BAL vs. BOS | Avg. Price: $135.58 | Get-in Price: $37
The Red Sox hold the second highest average priced game for their July 5 game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The average price for July 5 Red Sox tickets is $135.58 with a get-in price of $37. Despite a turbulent first half that has seen the team go just 35-43 following their championship season, Red Sox tickets remain in high demand.
7/10 CHW vs. BOS | Avg. Price: $133.04 | Get-in Price: $28
The Red Sox schedule welcomes the Chicago White Sox to Fenway for the final home series before the break. Their July 10 game against the White Sox has a current average ticket price of $133.04, which is currently the third highest priced game in the Majors before the All-Star break begins. Get-in price for the mid-July game is $28.
6/29 CIN vs. SFG | Avg. Price: $126.69 | Get-in Price: $18
Shifting to the National League, the SF Giants schedule has the Cincinnati Reds visiting AT&T Park for four games starting June 26. San Francisco Giants tickets for their June 29 game against the Reds are currently $126.69 with a get-in price of $18. The Giants have had an impressive first half, going 45-32 as they sit comfortably in first place in the NL West.
7/7 SFG vs. OAK | Avg. Price: $122.39 | Get-in Price: $45
The Oakland Athletics will host the San Francisco Giants in an interleague matchup on July 7, which makes up the fifth highest priced game in the MLB. The average price for Athletics tickets during their early-July game against the Giants is $122.39 with a get-in price of $45. The Athletics schedule has the two teams meeting just once during the regular season. The A’s have also played exceptionally well this season as they own a 47-30 record over their first 77 games and are currently in first place in the AL West.
6/30 CHC vs. BOS | Avg. Price: $120.62 | Get-in Price: $33
The struggling Red Sox will host yet another top game against the even lowlier Chicago Cubs beginning next week. The average price for June 30 Red Sox tickets is $120.62 with a get-in price of $33. The Cubs have gone just 32-43 this season and sit in last place in the NL Central. The Cubs schedule will not get easier after their series with the Red Sox as they welcome the NL East-leading Washington Nationals for three games at Wrigley Field beginning July 4.
7/4 LAD vs. COL | Avg. Price: $113.06 | Get-in Price: $34
The Colorado Rockies host the seventh highest priced game before the break at Coors Field when they play the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 4. The average price for July 4 Rockies tickets is $113.06 with a get-in price of $34. The Rockies schedule will see the team play four games against the Dodgers while the Dodgers schedule ends their first half at home against the San Diego Padres.
7/7 NYY vs. CLE | Avg. Price: $107.87 | Get-in Price: $27
The Cleveland Indians make the list as the eighth highest priced game against the Yankees on July 7. The average price for July 7 Indians tickets is $107.87 with a get-in price of $27. The Indians schedule will have the Yankees at Progressive Field for four games between July 7 and July 10. The Indians have gone just 37-40, good enough for third place in a struggling AL Central division.
7/1 TB vs. NYY | Avg. Price: $102.75 | Get-in Price: $11
The Yankees appear again as the ninth top priced game before the break as they play the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 1. The average price for July 1 Yankees vs Rays tickets is $102.75 with a get-in price of just $11, the lowest among all 10 top games. The Rays schedule will end the first half with three games against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.
7/10 OAK vs. SFG | Avg. Price: $96.71 | Get-in Price: $32
While still making the list of highest priced games, the Giants host the final top game of the first half against the Athletics. The average price for July 10 Giants tickets for the interleague game is $96.71 with a get-in price of $32.