The Dodgers have a massive payroll. They'll pay their players $216 million this season, second most in the league behind the perennial front-runners in that category, the Yankees. For $216 million, fans at Chavez Ravine expect a lot more than a .500 record entering the All-Star break.
Here's what they've been paying for so far, and what they'll shell out in the second half as the Dodgers fight for their playoff lives in a jam-packed NL West. It was real cheap to catch a game at Dodger Stadium during the first half of the 2013 season. Only $38 for a game! Well, kiss those prices goodbye. Playoff time means high-priced seats at Chavez. The average price for a seat there will shoot up to $82 for the second half of the season.
Three series in particular highlight the Dodgers' home stretch. Later this month, a two-game stint versus the Yankees is quite the attraction in LA. Tickets, on average, will be $152. Then, for a three-game set versus the Red Sox at the end of August, seats will cost $118. More affordable is a crucial three-game matchup with the division rival Giants September 9 through September 12 where tickets will reach $97.
Everyone in LA, of course, is flocking to Chavez to get a chance to see rookie superstar and, depending on who you ask, God, Yuziel Puig swing a bat. Well, he does much more than that. He has a cannon for an arm and a Venus fly trap for a glove. Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, both of whom are enjoying All-Star caliber seasons, join Puig up front. On the mound, the Dodgers know Clayton Kershaw is the man. The young All-Star has posted a NL best 1.98 ERA. He also has the NL's best WHIP and BAA, as well as the second most strikeouts in the NL.
Despite these high prices if you’re looking for cheap Dodgers tickets, Crowd Seats has deals all throughout the second half of the season.