There are 15 teams in the American League and the Oakland Athletics have the worst record out of all of them entering the month of September. At 57-75, the Athletics are 15 games behind the American League West division-leading Houston Astros and 12 games behind the Texas Rangers, who are currently holding down the second and final AL Wild Card spot.
Along with playing the role of postseason spoiler, the Oakland Athletics are in a race to avoid last place within the division, let alone the entire league. Below are the most and least expensive Athletics tickets on the secondary market for the season’s final month, which the A’s hope will bring about their best ball of the season to get out of last.
Most Expensive: 9/25/2015 | Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants | O.co Coliseum | Average Price: $118.03 | Get-in Price: $30
9/26/2015 | Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants | O.co Coliseum | Average Price: $145.67 | Get-in Price: $54
9/27/2015 | Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants | O.co Coliseum | Average Price: $129.78 | Get-in Price: $46
A three-game set against the defending World Series champions consists of the most expensive Athletics tickets in the month of September. The Giants are in danger of missing out on the playoffs, and therefore not being able to defend last season’s trophy. With the NL Central being so strong, the Giants will have to catch the Los Angeles Dodgers for first-place in the NL West division if they want to reach the postseason. The Athletics, on the other hand, would love to ruin those plans and salvage a little bit of their season. Hotels near O.co Coliseum starting from $52 can be found on Hipmunk for this California-based Interleague series.
9/18-20/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $69.11 (Three Games)
Prior to their clash with the Giants, the Athletics have an important series against another team with playoff aspirations, the Houston Astros, who are trying to lock down first-place in the AL West. The three games against the Astros at Minute Maid Park have an average price of $69.11, with the most expensive being their September 19 meeting, which features an average price of $75.11 and a get-in price of $14. Houston flights on Hipmunk can be booked with a few clicks to see the Athletics try and spoil the Astros’ improbable run at the division.
Least expensive: 9/14-16/2015 | Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics | US Cellular Field | Average Price: $27 (Three Games)
On the least-expensive side, a three-game set against the White Sox on the road has an average ticket price of just $27 for the series. The White Sox are currently four games better than the Athletics and as a result, will certainly want to take this series as to avoid entering the American League basement. This series will also contain two AL Cy Young candidates in Oakland’s Sonny Gray and Chicago’s Chris Sale.