Minnesota Twins Tickets Cheaper At Home Then On The Road
At the start of the season many experts picked the Minnesota Twins to be one of the worst teams in the league coming into the 2014 season dead last in team ERA of 5.26, actually better than 2012 when it was all the way up to an ERA of 5.40. Due to this the Twins made the conscience decision to go out in free agency and sign some pitchers who can come in and help from day one.
This was exactly what Minnesota did as they brought in the likes of Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes to help bolster the front end of their rotation in 2014 that already includes Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia. So far this season the Minnesota Twins have played much better than anyone anticipated they would as they are just one game under .500 on the season. In addition to getting better in the Central Division the Twins by every account have one of best farm systems rating no worse than third in any farm system rankings and filled with such top prospects as Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Australian pitcher Lewis Thorpe.
The Minnesota Twins are in an odd predicament in the sense that they actually tend to have a significantly higher ticket average for when they are on the road rather than home. Minnesota Twins from ScoreBig presently average $75 for the entire season but when that is split up into home vs road ticket prices those numbers begin tell a different story. When the Twins are at home at Target Field their average drops by roughly 15% to average when at home $64. However when the Twins go out on the road this gap moves the opposite direction to increase by 13% up to an average ticket price point of $85 for the 2014 season.
This is not all that uncommon for small market teams but what is uncommon is the gap between home and road ticket prices. With the fact this difference is over $20, it translates to a difference of more than $1600 over the course of a full season for Twins road games. Yet ith a ton of talent in the minors the Twins will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years which will only cause ticket prices to increase just as much, if not more, as their win total.