Earlier this week, the reigning American League East champion Baltimore Orioles announced they will not increase prices on season ticket plans or individual game tickets for the 2015 season. Speculation ran rampant among season ticket holders as to whether Baltimore would raise prices. Most season ticket holders had not received invoices for nearly two months. In prior years, Baltimore released ticket prices and information in early November. Many believed that prices would increase after a successful 2014 campaign. By not raising ticket prices, ownership emphasized its desire to promote affordable, family fun at Camden Yards.
Baltimore is implementing an online process with its season-ticket-plan statements, but fans can still pay over the phone or by mail. Season-ticket-plans start at $160 for a 13-game set, which is slightly cheaper than last year’s price ($168). Baltimore has reduced ticket costs by increasing the number of Tuesday ‘Bargain-Night’ home games. Ticket plans are also available for 20, 29, 40, and 81 games.
Baltimore will keep its existing variable pricing system for individual game tickets. There are five different pricing levels, which include tiers ranging from ‘High Profile’ weekend games to weekday match-ups against less-popular opponents. Dynamic pricing will remain as well. Baltimore normally releases single-game tickets during FanFest, but these tickets will not be available for purchase at this year’s event. The team will announce when these tickets go on sale at a later date.
On the secondary market, Orioles tickets currently have an average price of $83.73. That is a 44.6% increase from the average price during the 2014 season. Opening Day tickets on April 10 against the Toronto Blue Jays currently have an average price of $319.74 with a get-in price of $159.