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What Is MLB’s Most Expensive Home Opening Day Ticket?

  • Diamondbacks at Dodgers leads the way at $155.
  • Mets at Brewers is the cheapest buy at $17.
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Major League Baseball Opening Day is here, and baseball fans are reaching for their wallets to buy tickets.

The good news? 

Baseball is still one of the most cost-effective sports. The average “get-in” ticket price across all of today’s home openers is $72, according to TicketCity.

But across MLB’s 30 teams, there are plenty of variances. As expected, tickets for the biggest, most successful clubs cost the most. Tickets for small market teams cost the least.

The most expensive game currently is the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Los Angeles Dodgers ($155). Dodgers tickets have been running around $250 per seat over the past. That’s the highest in the league.

The cheapest game is the Milwaukee Brewers’ home opener against the New York Mets ($17). Cold weather in Milwaukee is dissuading fans from showing up in person.

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Ticket prices are constantly changing. But here’s a snapshot of the most expensive and least expensive home opener tickets, according to TicketCity.

Most Expensive

  • March 30: Diamondbacks at Dodgers ($155)
  • April 6:  New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles ($150)
  • April 6:  Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies ($144)
  • March 30: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros ($128)
  • April 6: Miami Marlins at New York Mets ($122)

Least Expensive 

  • April 3: Mets at Brewers ($17)
  • April 6: Astros at Twins ($24)
  • April 7: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics ($24)
  • March 30: Toronto Blue Jays at Angels ($26)
  • March 30: Mets at Marlins ($34)
  • April 3: San Francisco Giants at White Sox ($34)

The Diamondbacks at Dodgers also ranks as SeatGeek’s most expensive game. 

Tickets are running between $99 and $643, according to NBC Sports Chicago. What is the average ticket cost? Try $240.

All 30 MLB teams will be in action on Opening Day.

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