The calendar has turned over to March and with that action has started on the baseball diamond. A number of teams started playing spring training games early in the week and by the weekend every team will be in action. With games to be played, that also means there’s games to be seen. A draw of spring training, besides the warm weather, is usually low ticket prices. However there’s a few games that will be drawing high prices on the secondary market.
3/5 - Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees | George M. Steinbrenner Field | Avg. Price: $113.87 | Get-in Price: $55
It should be no surprise a meeting between the Yankees and Red Sox is the most expensive game during the opening week of spring training. This will be the first meeting of the two in spring training this year, and a weekend date will only help raise the demand. This Yankees “home” game is more expensive than the average ticket for regular season games at Yankee Stadium this year, which is $107.69.
3/6 - Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants | Scottsdale Stadium | Avg. Price: $104.54 | Get-in Price: $30
It doesn’t get the national attention of Yankees-Red Sox, but the Dodgers and Giants have one of the best rivalries in baseball. It’s an even year, so that should mean the San Francisco Giants are preparing to start a run to a World Series win. Many believe the Dodgers are the best team in baseball and Sunday will give the first glimpses of these two rosters in spring.
3/6 - Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks | Salt River Fields | Avg. Price: $88.11 | Get-in Price: $48
The Chicago Cubs broke out last year as one of the best teams in the National League last year, something that is expected to continue into 2016. In Arizona, the Diamondbacks will be trying to be this year’s version of the Cubs. Arizona made some win-now moves signing Zack Greinke to a large contract and trading away some top prospects to acquire Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves. These could be two of the best teams in the NL this year -- at least the Diamondbacks hope.