2015 Angels Opening Day Tickets Are 71% More Expensive Than Season Average

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(UPDATE 4/7) The Los Angeles Angels are projected to battle for the American League West crown, along with the Seattle Mariners. The Angels fell to the Mariners on Opening Day in Seattle, but Los Angeles will host its own Opening Day on April 10. The game that starts at 7pm PT will see the Angels host the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals.

Angels Opening Day tickets against the Royals have an average price of $126.30 with a get-in price of $36. That price is 71% above the overall season average price for Angels tickets on the secondary market in 2015. After Opening Day, Angels tickets will cost significantly less than they will on the 10th. Angels vs Royals tickets on April 11 have an average price of $51.35, while the average price on April 12 is currently $44.

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The Los Angeles Angels won the most regular season games in baseball during 2014, but ran into a hot Kansas City Royals team during the playoffs. The majority of Los Angeles’s team remains intact, but the team has opted to make a few moves in the offseason. Los Angeles traded away second baseman, Howie Kendrick to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The move created a hole at second base, but the team is considering a multitude of free agents. Los Angeles also signed Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin in hopes of him contributing in the near future. Los Angeles and Tampa Bay engaged in a minor trade, sending reliever Kevin Jepsen to Tampa Bay for slugging outfielder, Matt Joyce. Jepsen gives Tampa Bay another power arm for its bullpen while Joyce is a pure lefty specialist that can hit massive home runs and play solid defense. Los Angeles has MLB’s best player in outfielder Mike Trout, who is only 24 years old. Trout’s versatility and offensive prowess takes a lot of pressure off other players. Los Angeles is looking to repeat as AL West champion, return to the playoffs and will be seeking revenge against Kansas City.

Angels Opening Day Ticket Prices Since 2010

 

Year Opponent Avg Price Get-in Price
2015 vs KC $135.31 $36
2014 vs LAA $79.6 $18
2013 vs OAK $85.73 $27
2012 vs KC $118.33 $32
2011 vs TOR $109.36 $26
2010 vs MIN $62.96 $28

 

Opening Day at Angel Stadium will occur on April 10 when Los Angeles hosts those Kansas City Royals. According to TicketIQ, the average ticket price for Opening Day is $135.31 while the get-in price is $36. Since Kansas City eliminated Los Angeles from the playoffs, fans are paying top ticket prices for this matchup. Opening Day in 2010 fetched an average ticket price of $62.96 while the get-in price was $28. Average ticket prices for Opening day in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 were $109.36, $118.33, $85.73, and $79.60, respectively. The get-in prices for these games were $26, $32, $27, and $18.

Los Angeles is expecting big seasons from Trout and Albert Pujols while hoping to get something from Josh Hamilton. Hamilton’s career has been derailed by injuries, so fans are hoping for a healthy Hamilton in 2015. Fans can expect to pay above average ticket prices for this matchup.

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