2021 Opening Day set for April 1st
Are you ready to get out to the ballpark? The full 2021 MLB season is out now and Opening Day is scheduled for April 1, 2021. Major League Baseball has released the normal 81 game home schedule for each team, although it’s uncertain yet whether that could be modified due to pandemic. If the games are postponed or moved, then any tickets you purchase will work for the new date. If you purchase an MLB ticket from TicketCity, and the game is cancelled, then you will receive a refund.
Demand for Opening Day is always strong; in a normal year the average ticket price on the first game of the season is nearly 50% higher than ticket price for the rest of the opening month of the MLB season. Heading into the 2021 season we are seeing fans take advantage of the opportunity to return to the ballpark. The most popular opening games are in Los Angeles where the Dodgers are playing now as the reigning World Series champions.
Top 2021 MLB Games
What are the big games of the 2021 MLB season? We share a few of the schedule highlight, which are those games that every baseball fan will want to see. Below are just a few of the top games for the upcoming season.
- Apr 1: MLB Opening Day
- Apr 5: Rangers vs Blue Jays (Rangers “Open” Globe Life Field)
- Apr 9: Dodgers vs Nationals (LA Home Opener)
- May 25: Astros vs Dodgers
- Jun 4: Yankees vs Red Sox
- Jun 17: Braves vs Cardinals
- Jul 13: 2021 MLB All-Star Game in Atlanta, GA
- Aug 8: White Sox vs Cubs
- Aug 12: White Sox vs Yankees (Field of Dreams Game)
- Sep 11: Yankees vs Mets
- Oct 3: Final day of Regular-Season
MLB International Games
The 2019 Red Sox vs Yankees series in London was a huge success, so everyone expected this year’s Cubs and Cardinals to continue that tradition. Unfortunately MLB decided to cancel the International Games in London and Puerto Rico for 2020, and is not likely to have any in 2021.
Field of Dreams Game is August 12, 2021
Everyone who loves baseball remembers the classic line from the movie Field of Dreams when he says “What is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa“. Well MLB decided to follow in Hollywood’s footsteps in setting up a game in the famous cornfield in Iowa where the movie took place. The was originally scheduled to occur in 2020, but was cancelled so the 2021 Field of Dreams Game will be the first in history. The game is on August 12, 2021 between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, . The game will be played on a field the league built in a cornfield in Iowa, so this is one that MLB fans looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience will not want to miss.
2021 Interleague Match-ups Set
Interleague match-ups in 2021 are schedule to be the AL East versus the NL East, the AL Central versus NL Central, and the AL West versus NL West. In addition to these games, there will be all of the usual Interleague rivalry games like the Cubs vs White Sox and Mets vs Yankees.
Globe Life Field Opens for Rangers Fans
In what has to be the longest waiting to debut for a new sports venue, the brand new stadium for the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field, opens its doors for Rangers fans for the first-time during the 2021 season. The ballpark was scheduled to open for Rangers games in 2020, but did not allow fans in during that season. The first Rangers regular-season game with fans at Globe Life Field is April 5th versus the Blue Jays.
The new park has already hosted the NLCS and World Series, but will still be new for Rangers fans. It features an artificial turf field and a retractable roof, which will keep Texas fans cool during those hot Summer days in Arlington. It replaces Globe Life Park, which is located just next door to Globe Life Field and was home of the Rangers since 1994. Texas fans should love the new building.
2021 MLB All-Star Game in Atlanta
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is back on July 13, 2021. The game will be played in Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. MLB All-Star Weekend is a celebration of the game, so expect the 2021 All-Star Game to take that to new levels after a year off from the game. Fans are already showing HUGE demand for tickets to the 2021 All-Star Game and this will be the first-time the Braves have hosted the Midsummer Classic since 2000.
Are Fans Allowed to Attend 2021 MLB Games?
Yes, currently fans are allowed to attend 2021 MLB games and tickets are available to purchase, but there is still too early yet to say what exactly will happen. As the season gets closer it is possible that the pandemic forces some changes, but we are expecting fans to be allowed in attendance at MLB games during the 2021 season. There may wind up being some schedule juggling, but Major League Baseball is confident enough that they put out the entire season schedule. Fans who purchase baseball tickets at TicketCity, are protected because we are one of the only ticket companies who refunded customers for cancelled MLB games during the 2020 pandemic.