The start of the 2018 MLB season began on March 29th with a strong start to the new season as ticket demand was high for the most anticipated match-ups. As the 2018 MLB season progresses, TicketCity compiled ticket data to show you which team’s Opening Day boasted the highest demand.
Top 10 MLB Opening Day Games
1. Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros – April 2nd, $582 Average Ticket Price
2. Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies – April 6th, $563 Average Ticket Price
3. San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers – March 29th, $554 Average Ticket Price
4. Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees – April 3rd, $551 Average Ticket Price
5. Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians – April 6th, $489 Average Ticket Price
6. Seattle Mariners at San Francisco Giants – April 3rd, $470 Average Ticket Price
7. Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs – April 9th, $456 Average Ticket Price
8. Houston Astros at Texas Rangers – March 29th, $450 Average Ticket Price
9. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets – March 29th, $380 Average Ticket Price
10. Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox – April 5th, $367 Average Ticket Price
At the top of the rankings stands the Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros matchup on April 2nd. The Astros return home as the defending World Series Champions with an average ticket price soaring to $600. The 2nd highest opening day ticket? The Colorado Rockies. The Rockies return to the field after a strong showing in the 2017 post-season getting fans excited to see what they can do in 2018. Taking the 4th spot on the list, the New York Yankees return to the MLB season with an exciting outfield as Giancarlo Stanton, the 2017 National League MVP, joins Aaron Judge. Fans are flocking to Yankee Stadium to see how many home runs they will hit, driving the average ticket price for the April 3rd game to $551. The Astros season began in Arlington against the Texas Rangers on March 29th with an average ticket price of $450 taking the 8th spot for the Texas-sized rivalry fans love to see. Closing out the “Top 10 Opening Day Games” with a drop in average ticket prices to the $300 range was the Cardinals at Mets, which is always a popular series since the Cards beat the Mets in the 2006 NLCS, closed out by the lowest demand game in the Top 10, Rays at the Red Sox.
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