Royals Wrap Up World Series Rematch With Mets, Welcome Twins During Opening Week
After an exciting Opening Night game against the New York Mets, the Kansas City Royals will face their World Series foes one more time before turning their attention to American League Central foe, the Minnesota Twins. Kansas City will spend the first week of the season at home before hitting the road to face the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s. Expect a passionate fan turnout during the first week of the season as fans embrace their World Series champions and soak up the atmosphere.
During the first week of the season, average ticket prices on the secondary market greatly exceed the 2015 average ticket prices at Kauffman Stadium. In 2015, the average ticket price at Kauffman Stadium was just $65.19. Prices for the four upcoming games at Kauffman Stadium, which include one game against the Mets and three games against the Minnesota Twins, are presented below.
4/5/16 vs. New York Mets | Noah Syndergaard vs. Chris Young | Avg. Price: $316 | Get-in: $30
The Mets and Royals will wrap up their two-game series on Tuesday, April 5 at 4:15 PM EST when Ian Kennedy squares off against Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard earned the win against Kansas City in the World Series, tossing six innings of three-run ball while striking out six en-route to a 9-3 victory. During the regular season, Syndergaard struck out 166 batters over 150 innings. His opponent, Young, will sub-in for the injured Ian Kennedy. Young went 11-6 last season over 34 games. Young appeared twice during the World Series, tossing seven innings and allowing just two hits. Fans hoping to purchase Mets vs. Royals can find great deals on TiqIQ. On TiqIQ, the average ticket price for Mets vs. Royals tickets is $316 while the get-in price is $30.
4/8/16 vs. Minnesota Twins | Tommy Milone vs. Yordano Ventura | Avg. Price: $242 | Get-in: $19
The Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals will square off for the first time on April 8 at Kauffman Stadium. Tommy Milone will get the ball for the Twins while Yordano Ventura will start for Kansas City. Milone made 23 starts for Minnesota last season, posting a 9-5 record and 3.92 ERA. Ventura made 28 starts last season, posting a 13-8 record and a 4.08 ERA. The average price for tickets to the game is now $242 and the get-in price starts at $19.
4/9/16 vs. Minnesota Twins | Ricky Nolasco vs. Ian Kennedy | Avg. Price: $225 | Get-in: $25
Ricky Nolasco will get the ball for Minnesota in the second game of this three-game set. Nolasco made just eight starts last season before winding up on the injured reserve. Kennedy, who was originally scheduled to start on Tuesday against the Mets, had his start pushed back to Saturday. Kennedy is dealing with a minor hamstring injury, which should be monitored. Kennedy went 9-15 with a 4.15 ERA last season. The get-in price for Twins vs. Royals is $25, which is the highest get-in price on the weekend slate.
4/10/16 vs. Minnesota Twins | Ervin Santana vs. Edinson Volquez | Avg. Price: $238 | Get-in: $16
This three-game set will culminate with a match-up of aces when Ervin Santana faces Edinson Volquez. Santana made just 17 starts last season and went 7-5 with a 4.00 ERA. Volquez went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA last season. The get-in price for Twins vs. Royals is $16, which is the cheapest get-in price on the weekend slate.