The Detroit Tigers are the reigning American League Central champion, but the Cleveland Indians won 85 games last season and is poised to challenge for the division crown. As the defending American League Central champions, the Tigers are used to playing with pressure. Cleveland, however,has been a trendy pick to uptake the Tigers for the top spot in the division. However, there are not clear premiums on the secondary market when these two teams meet.
There will be 19 games played between Cleveland and Detroit during the 2015 season. 10 of those games are scheduled at Progressive Field. The average price for Indians vs. Tigers tickets is $71.32, which is 10.5% lower than Cleveland’s overall average home ticket price of $79.76. With 9 games scheduled at Comerica Park, the average price for Tigers vs Indians tickets will be $123.20, which is 5.5% above Detroit’s overall average secondary market home ticket price of $116.68.
Detroit and Cleveland have already met this season, a three-game series at Progressive Field. The Tigers swept that series, scoring eight runs in two of those games and nine in the other.
The highest-priced game between these two teams will occur at Comerica Park on September 6. That game currently owns an average ticket price of $245.32 while the get-in price is $40. The next series between the two teams in Cleveland has an average price of just $63.85 in June.
After winning 90 games last season, expectations are once again high for the Detroit Tigers. Given its aging core, its window to win a World Series championship may be closing. Cleveland, however, boasts an impressive collective of young talent and is led by one of the baseball’s best managers, Terry Francona.