2015 Mariners Opening Day Ticket Prices 46% Higher Than 2014

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After winning 87 games last season, the Seattle Mariners enter the 2015 season with strong playoff aspirations. Seattle is led by second baseman, Robinson Cano, who finished Top 5 in American League MVP voting. Third baseman Kyle Seager enjoyed a breakout campaign last season by hitting a career-high 25 home runs. Seattle bolstered its lineup by signing outfielder/designated hitter Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $57 million deal. Cruz led the American League with 40 home runs last season as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. Staff ace Felix Hernandez had a career year last season by finishing with a 15-6 record, 2.14 ERA, and 248 strikeouts. Hernandez can matchup against anyone in baseball, but the rest of Seattle’s rotation, namely James Paxton and Taijuan Walker, must step up. The American League West may be the most competitive division in baseball and Seattle is well-equipped to battle against Los Angeles, Oakland, and Texas.

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On TicketIQ, the average price on the secondary market for Mariners Opening Day tickets is $114.43 while the get-in price is $37. Ticket prices for Opening Day 2015 are the highest over the last five Opening Days at Safeco Field.

 

Year

Opponent

Avg Price

Get-in Price

2015

LAA

$114.43

$37.00

2014

LAA

$77.83

$25.00

2013

HOU

$80.32

$26.00

2012

OAK

$67.98

$29.00

2011

CLE

$93.26

$30.00

2010

OAK

$89.41

$40.00

Higher ticket prices are directly tied to Seattle’s desire to overtake Los Angeles in the American League West. Los Angeles won a league-high 98 games last season, but Seattle has the depth and talent to contend. An Opening Day matchup between Jered Weaver and Hernandez will be must-watch TV. There’s a definite playoff, championship vibe in Seattle and it’s not shared by just Seahawks fans.

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