After finishing with the worst record in baseball last season, it may be surprising Houston Astros tickets are some of the most expensive on the secondary market in 2014. Along with one of the highest season averages, the Astros will have one of the most expensive Opening Days across baseball.
Houston will play their first game at Minute Maid Park on April 1 against the New York Yankees. The average price for the season opener is currently $154.93. Opening Day in Houston has a 50.58% premium over the regular season average for the Astros. Opening Day last season against the Texas Rangers in Houston’s first game as an American League team only had an average price of $117.32.
The Astros are in a very detailed rebuilding process and fans from Houston may get their first peek at the future during the 2014 season. After loading up on prospects in the draft, some should be making their major league debuts sometime this season. Outfielder George Springer and first baseman Jonathan Singleton are expected to make contributions to the big league roster at some point in 2014. Two players won’t swing the Astros into contending for the AL West title, but getting a glimpse of potential superstars has brought Houston’s season average above $100 this year. Astros tickets at home have a season average of $102.89, the fifth highest total in the majors.
There might be a lot of wins coming in Houston this season, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Astros fans will get their first look, along with new major league acquisitions like Dexter Fowler, at some of the young talent ready to make contributions in the next few seasons. It might not be long before the rate of play in Houston matches the average price on the secondary market.