2015 Minnesota Twins Opening Day Tickets 60% Above Regular Season Average

(UPDATE 4/8/15) 2015 hasn’t started off too well for the Minnesota Twins. Over their first two games, the Twins have not played favorably against the Detroit Tigers. Minnesota will likely be happy to get out of Detroit and return to Minneapolis. That will happen on April 13 when the Twins have their Opening Day against the Kansas City Royals.

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The average price for Twins Opening Day tickets against the Royals is $119.52. While that is one of the least expensive Opening Days across baseball, it is significantly more expensive than the average Twins game this season on the secondary market. Twins tickets at Target Field across all of 2015 have an average price of $74.55, the 19th highest average in the league. That makes Opening Day a 60.3% premium above the regular season average.

Opening Day will also hold a significant premium over the following two games of the series against the Royals. The second game of the series on April 15 holds an average price of just $32 and a get-in price of $5, even with a Dollar-a-Dog day promotion. The following game has an average price of $37 with a get-in price of only $3 for the series finale.

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(2/5/15) After an extended period of dominance in the American League Central, the Minnesota Twins have fallen on hard times. Last season, Minnesota lost 90 games for the fourth straight season. All of these losing seasons have resulted in a bundle of high first round picks. Headlined by outfielder Byron Buxton, third baseman Miguel Sano, and starting pitchers Alex Meyer, Kohl Stewart, and Jose Berrios, the future is very bright for the Twins organization. Meyer will likely join Minnesota’s starting rotation during the 2015 season while Buxton and Sano are Top-10 overall prospects in baseball. Meyer, Stewart, and Berrios will help solidify Minnesota’s starting rotation that has been lackluster over the last few seasons. Phil Hughes is Minnesota’s top pitcher, but there is not much depth behind him. Mike Pelfrey and Ricky Nolasco have flopped as free agent additions. Minnesota signed Ervin Santana away from the Atlanta Braves in hopes of adding some quality and depth to its starting rotation.  Fans are not expecting Minnesota to compete a division championship, but will enjoy the luxurious confines of Target Field, which is one of the nicest stadiums in America.

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On TicketIQ, the average price on the secondary market for Twins Opening Day tickets is $77.99 while the get-in price is $15. Ticket prices for Opening Day 2015 are the third lowest compared the last five Opening Days at Target Field.

 

Year

Opponent

Avg Price

Get-in Price

2015

KC

$77.99

$15.00

2014

OAK

$62.15

$12.00

2013

DET

$70.28

$13.00

2012

LAA

$92.09

$25.00

2011

OAK

$123.55

$38.00

2010

BOS

$254.06

$120.00

 

Minnesota’s Opening Day will not occur until the second week of the season. A matchup against the reigning American League champion, Kansas City Royals will be must see for Minnesota fans. Minnesota will be led by first baseman Joe Mauer, who is looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2014 campaign. Mauer posted a career-low .277 batting average and just four home runs. The 2014 season was easily the worst season of Mauer’s career. With four years remaining on his eight-year, $184 million contract, Minnesota will need more production from its superstar.

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