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Cubs overtake Yankees for highest-priced tickets… kind of

Apr 7, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

In its annual study released Wednesday, the Team Marketing Report concluded that the Cubs have overtaken both the Yankees and Red Sox for baseball’s highest-priced ticket.
The average ticket for non-premium sections at Wrigley Field now costs $52.56, a 10.1 percent increase over last year. Boston’s Fenway Park is just behind at $52.32, a 4.1 percent increase from 2009. Yankee Stadium has dropped from first to third at $51.83 after a mere 0.4 percent increase from last year.
Of course, there’s some fine print there: the Yankees petitioned to have additional lower-deck seats reclassified as premium, even though they don’t include free food like the previously classified premium seats. The Cubs have a far smaller percentage classified as premium seating than either the Yankees or the Red Sox.
Some other facts from the report:
*The average ticket this year costs $26.74, a 1.5 percent increase from 2009. That 1.5 percent increase is the smallest since tracking began in 1991.
*The Diamondbacks have the cheapest average ticket at $14.31. Next are the Padres ($15.15).
*The Twins, being the only team to move into a new stadium this year, had the largest increase from 2009, a whopping 45 percent ($21.70 to $31.47).

  1. charles - Apr 7, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    $52.56 for the right to fight horrible traffic, pay high parking fees, eat the worst ballpark food in the city and probably the country, and pee in a trough.
    But I guess it could be worse, we could have been waiting a lifetime for a world series title…….. oh yeah………

  2. Jack Meoffer - Apr 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Charles, I don’t understand it when people praise Wrigley Field when all I heard from people in Chicago and you about what a dump it is. They say 3rd base seats point toward centerfield and very uncomfortable. The isles are narrow and the food sucks. And it looks like it is falling apart. I never knew retro meant dump. I never knew about peeing in a trough. You just cured me of ever steppng into that stadium. I always wanted to check it out but now there is no way in the year 2010 I am going to pull my **** out in front of a stranger and go right there. I don’t need to see ivy covered walls that bad.

  3. bondssucks - Apr 7, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Nobody wants to see your **** anyway. You and charles should go rent a room together, you big wussies.

  4. z - Apr 8, 2010 at 12:39 AM

    Gosh, I sure am glad I helped fund that stadium for the Twins so that they could raise prices 45% for me to see a damn game there.

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