Major League Baseball Opening Day 2016
This year the MLB season opens on April 3, with a trio of games, highlighted by the World Series rematch of the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets. However, the first actual game of the season will be the St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates game. The Royals-Mets game is the hottest opener of the season, with an average resale price of $376. Four other Opening Day games have average resale prices of more than $200: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets, and Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles.
Cheapest Opening Day Tickets
There are currently three MLB teams that have Opening Day Tickets under $75 on average. The cheapest Opening Day tickets are for the Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game, which has an average resale price of just $58. The other teams with the least expensive Opening Day tickets are the Atlanta Braves and the Minnesota Twins.
Best Cities for MLB Travel
SeatGeek worked with Hotels.com to develop a scoring system for the best MLB cities. The system takes into account the price of tickets, the price of hotels, the volume of tickets on the secondary market, and the popularity of the team's city. The "Composite Total" column gives a score for each team/city where you should be able to get the most bang for your buck. Here are the results:
Ticket Price is the average 2015 resale price on the secondary market according to internal SeatGeek data.
Ticket Popularity is the rank of the total number of tickets purchased on the secondary market according to internal SeatGeek Data.
Destination Popularity is the based on most popular domestic destinations for Americans according to the 2014 Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI).
Hotel Price is based on the average price paid by customers on Hotels.com in each city according to the HPI.
Top Teams by Ticket Volume
So far the most active Opening Day secondary market games have been hosted by the San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.