The power shifted in the American League Central last season, and could be switching again in 2015. The Kansas City Royals are the reigning American League champion, but the Chicago White Sox had a busy offseason as its entire roster was retooled. As the defending American League champions, Kansas City must learn to overcome the pressure associated with defending its championship. Chicago is ready to challenge Kansas City for American League supremacy. Therefore, these two teams boast high ticket prices on the secondary ticket market.
There will be 19 games played between Kansas City and Chicago during the 2015 season. With nine games scheduled at Kauffman Stadium, the average ticket price for Royals vs. White Sox tickets is $82.44, which is 20% higher than Kansas City’s overall average home ticket price of $68.77. Chicago will not see the same type of premium while hosting Kansas City. With 10 games scheduled at US Cellular Park, the average Royals vs. White Sox ticket price will be $78.51, which is 18% below Chicago’s overall average home ticket price of $95.85.
The highest-priced game between these two teams will occur at US Cellular Park on September 29th. That game currently owns an average ticket price of $122.16 while the get-in price is $3. The second highest-priced game will be held at Kauffman Stadium on September 5th. That game currently owns an average ticket price of $104.37 while the get-in price is $12.
After winning 89 games last season, expectations are high for the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City had a thrilling run through the American League playoffs, but must overcome the loss of James Shields. Chicago won just 73 games last season, but opted to make moves and added David Robertson and Jeff Samardzija. Both fan bases are hoping that their teams can turn in winning campaigns during the 2015 season as both teams to finish atop the AL Central standings.