The MLB All-Star Game is a few weeks away, with the best from the National League facing the best from the American League—in this case, seemingly the Kansas City Royals—facing each other to decide who gets home field advantage in the World Series.
Fans of all teams can use Hipmunk.com to book flights to Cincinnati to see the Mid-Summer Classic in person at the Great American Ballpark on July 14. Those looking to enjoy the entire All-Star weekend can find Cincinnati hotels through Hipmunk as well, starting from $62 per night.
Although it’s more than three weeks away, the MLB All-Star Game ticket prices on the secondary market are crushing the competition from years’ past. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price (as of 6/19) is $1,058.41, with a get-in price of $333. This is the most expensive average ticket price in the past five seasons, and the only All-Star Game over the $1,000 barrier.
Below is the average ticket price, get-in price and location of each MLB All-Star Game in the past five seasons.
2011 | Chase Field (Arizona) | Average Price: $351.02 | Get-in Price: $55
2012 | Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City) | Average Price: $863.61 | Get-in Price: $291
2013 | Citi Field (New York, NL) | Average Price: $883.44 | Get-in Price: $210
2014 | Target Field (Minnesota) | Average Price: $751.67 | Get-in Price: $246
If history tells us anything, the average ticket price on the secondary market will fall below $1,000 before first pitch in a few more weeks. It will also be interesting to keep an eye on the rosters, which is currently under scrutiny over the online-only fan voting.
The starting rosters were recently set with the Kansas city Royals leading all teams with four starters. The remainder of the teams will be announced this week. This is the first season the MLB has used online-only voting for the All-Star Game.