Prices Rise For MLB All-Star Game Tickets Following Eventful Home Run Derby

(UPDATE 7/12/16) The day is finally here - the 2016 MLB All-Star Game will take place at Petco Park tonight, penning 68 of the league's biggest stars one one diamond for a memorable night of baseball. For fans still searching for tickets, however, prices for All-Star Game tickets on the secondary market have gone up since the conclusion of the Home Run Derby Monday night.

As it stands now, the average resale price for 2016 MLB All-Star Game tickets is $625.18. That marks a 23.5% jump in average since Monday afternoon, when tickets were averaging $506.23. Such a big jump is likely due to the success of the Home Run Derby, which was highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton's record-setting 61 home runs and dethroning of 2015 champion Todd Frazier.

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It appears that the get-in price for tonight's game has also increased over the last 24 hours. The cheapest All-Star Game ticket is now listed from $301 in Section 229. That is 26% higher than the $238 get-in price listed on Monday.

The All-Star Game will be played in San Diego for the first time since 1992. It has been held in Southern California more times than any other region in North American over the last 40 years, making six stops there between Petco Park, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Jack Murphy Stadium, Dodger Stadium and San Diego Stadium.

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With Field Announced, Prices for Home Run Derby Tickets Dropping on Resale Market

(UPDATE 7/8/16) Dingers will be plentiful at Petco Park this Monday as the 2016 All-Star Game sets to tee off. This year's affair won't be lacking in the power department, either, as eight of the league's biggest boppers set to enter the batter's box. Thursday night's reveal of the eight participants has had a dull effect on the secondary market, however, as Home Run Derby tickets have actually dropped in average price since.

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According to TicketIQ the average resale price for 2016 Home Run Derby tickets is now $253.67. That marks a 6.5% drop from Thursday afternoon's average of $271.20. If looking just to get in the cheapest ticket is listed from $129 in Section 319.

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This year's Derby will follow the same format as 2015, where each seeded player will go head-to-head in a timed order. Mark Trumbo leads the league with 26 homers and will receive the first seed. He'll go up against No. 8 Corey Seager (17 homers) in the first round. 2015 Derby winner Todd Frazier (23 homers) takes the No. 2 seed against No. 7 Carlos Gonzales (18 homers). No. 3 seed Adam Duvall (22 homers) will face No. 6 Wil Myers (19 homers), who will serve as the Padres' lone representative in this year's All Star festivities. No. 4-seeded Robinson Cano (20 homers) will pair with Giancarlo Stanton (19 homers), who made news earlier this week by hitting four home runs in four consecutive bats against the New York Mets.

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Prices for MLB All-Star Game Tickets Dropping Following Roster Announcement

(UPDATE 7/6/16) The official rosters for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game were announced on Tuesday night, naming all 68 players that will take the field at Petco Park next Tuesday. While excitement for the Midsummer Classic continues to build, however, prices for 2016 All-Star Game tickets on the secondary market have quickly fallen since the roster reveal.

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According to TicketIQ the average resale price for 2016 MLB All-Star Game tickets is now $738.97. That marks a 24% drop from the game's $971.06 average on June 24. The average price for this year's game has dipped 6.5% since Tuesday afternoon, prior to the roster announcement of both leagues.

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If looking just to get into Petco Park on Tuesday, the cheapest ticket is now listed from $221 in Section 223. That is a remarkable 48% drop from the June 24 get-in price of $428.

This year's starting roster will be heavily populated by the Chicago Cubs in the National League and Boston Red Sox in the American League. Five Cubs will start for the National League, including all four of the team's starting infielders. The Red Sox will showcase four starters in the American League. It will be David Ortiz's 10th and final All-Star appearance of his storied career.

View the complete official rosters by league below, beginning with all eight starters followed by reserves and pitchers:

American League

Starters

C Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals (highest number of fan votes among all players)
1B Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals
2B Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
SS Xander Boegaerts, Boston Red Sox
3B Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
OF Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
OF Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston Red Sox
OF Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
DH David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Reserves

C Stephen Vogt, Oakland Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
SS Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
3B Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays
IF Eduardo Nunez, Minnesota Twins
OF Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees
OF Ian Desmond, Texas Rangers
OF Mark Trumbo, Baltimore Orioles
DH Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays

Pitchers

RHP Marco Estrada, Toronto Blue Jays
LHP Cole Hamels, Texas Rangers
RHP Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians
LHP Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
RHP Steven Wright, Boston Red Sox
RHP Dellin Betances, New York Yankees
RHP Brad Brach, Baltimore Orioles
RHP Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles
RHP Alex Colome, Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Wade Davis, Kansas City Royals (injured, future replacement)
RHP Will Harris, Houston Astros
RHP Kelvin Herrera, Kansas City Royals
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox
LHP Andrew Miller, New York Yankees

National League

Starters

C Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
1B Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs
2B Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs
SS Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs
3B Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
OF Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets
OF Dexter Fowler, Chicago Cubs
OF Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Reserves

C Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers
C Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
1B Wil Myers, San Diego Padres
2B Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals
SS Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers
3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
IF Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
OF Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
OF Odubel Herrera, Philadelphia Phillies
OF Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins
OF Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds

Pitchers

RHP Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs
LHP Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
RHP Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets
RHP Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants
LHP Clayton Kershaw (injured, future replacement)
RHP Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
LHP Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs
RHP Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves
RHP Jeurys Familia, New York Mets
RHP Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Mark Melancon, Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP A.J. Ramos, Miami Marlins
RHP Fernando Rodney, Miami Marlins

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2016 MLB All-Star Futures Game Lineups Announced; Tickets Start From Under $10

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(UPDATE 6/28/16) The official lineups for the 2016 MLB Futures Game have been announced, and those looking to attend won't have to break the bank to attend. The annual game, in which the most touted prospects in the majors convene for a U.S. vs World exhibition match, will draw 50 of the league's greatest up-and-coming players to Petco Park in San Diego on July 10.

With names like Dansby Swanson and Yoan Moncada highlighting the two 25-man rosters, 2016 MLB All-Star Sunday tickets are currently averaging $63.29 on the resale market. The cheapest tickets are listed from a mere $9.

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Check out the complete rosters of participants below:

2016 U.S. Roster

Pitchers (Organization) | Current Team (League/Level)

Anthony Banda (ARI) | Reno Aces (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Phil Backford (SF) | San Jose Giants (California League/A)
J.T. Chargois (MIN) | Rochester Red Wings (International League/AAA)
Carson Fulmer (CWS) | Birmingham Barons (Southern League/AA)
Amir Garrett (CIN) | Louisville Bats (International League/AAA)
Josh Hader (MIL) | Colorado Springs Sky Box (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Jeff Hoffman (COL) | Albuquerque Isotopes (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Joe Musgrove (HOU) | Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Nate Smith (LAA) | Salt Lake Bees (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Ryne Stanek (TB) | Montgomery Biscuits (Southern League/AA)

Catchers (Organization) | Current Team (League/Level)

Carson Kelly (STL) | Springfield Cardinals (Texas League/AA)
Chance Sisco (BAL) | Bowie Baysox (Eastern League/AA)

Infielders (Organization) | Current Team (League/Level)

Alex Bregmen (HOU) | Corpus Christi Hooks (Southern League/AA)
Willie Calhoun (LAD) | Tulsa Drillers (Texas League/AA)
Travis Demeritte (TEX) | High Desert Mavericks (California League/A)
Hunter Dozier (KC) | Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Ryon Healy (OAK) | Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Dominic Smith (NYM) | Binghamton Mets (Eastern League/AA)
Dansby Swanson (ATL) | Mississippi Braves (Southern League/AA)

Outfielders (Organization) | Current Team (League/Level)

Andrew Benintendi (BOS) | Portland Sea Dogs (Eastern League/AA)
Dylan Cozens (PHI) | Reading Fightin Phils (Eastern League/AA)
Clint Frazier (CLE) | Akron RubberDucks (Eastern League/AA)
Austin Meadows (PIT) | Indianapolis Indians (International League/AAA)
Hunter Renfroe (SD) | El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Christin Stewart (DET) | Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State League/A)

2016 World Roster

Pitchers (Organization) | Current Team (League/Level)

Jharel Cotton (LAD) | Oklahoma City Dodgers (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Chih-Wei Hu (TB) | Montgomery Biscuits (Southern League/AA)
Joe Jimenez (DET) | Eerie SeaWolves (Eastern League/AA)
Reynaldo Lopez (WSH) | Syracuse Chiefs (International League/AAA)
Adalberto Mejia (SF) | Sacramento River Cats (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Dovydas Neverauskas (PIT) | Indianapolis Indians (International League/AAA)
Ricardo Pinto (PHI) | Reading Fightin Phils (Eastern League/AA)
Alex Reyes (STL) | Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Francisco Rios (TOR) | Dunedin Blue Jays (Florida State League/A)
Dylan Unsworth (SEA) | Jackson Generals (Southern League/AA)

Catchers (Organization) | Current Team (League/Level)

Francisco Mejia (CLE) | Lake County Captains (Midwest League/A)
Gary Sanchez (NYY) | Scranton/WB RailRiders (International League/AAA)

Infielders (Organization) | Current Team (League/Level)

Willy Adames (TB) | Montgomery Biscuits (Southern League/AA)
Carlos Asuaje (SD) | El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Jeimer Candelario (CHI) | Iowa Cubs (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Ronald Guzman (TEX) | Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League/AA)
Dilson Herrera (NYM) | Las Vegas 51s (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Jorge Mateo (NYY) | Tampa Yankees (Florida State League/A)
Yoan Moncada (BOS) | Portland Sea Dogs (Eastern League/AA)
Josh Naylor (MIA) | Greensboro Grasshoppers (South Atlantic League/A)

Outfielders (Organization) | Current Team (League/Level)

Jorge Bonifacio (KC) | Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Eloy Jimenez (CHI) | South Bend Cubs (Midwest League/A)
Manuel Margot (SD) | El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Tyler O'Neill (SEA) | Jackson Generals (Southern League/AA)
Raimel Tapia (COL) | Hartford Yard Goats (Eastern League/AA)

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2016 MLB All-Star Game Most Expensive in at Least Six Years

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/24/16) In just over three weeks, the 2016 MLB All-Star Game will take up residency at Petco Park in San Diego. The 87th edition of the game will bring together the league's biggest and brightest stars for a weekend full of events, which also includes All-Star Sunday and the Home Run Derby. And while the festivities make their way to Southern California for the first time since 2010, fans will be paying up to get their hands on tickets.

In fact, 2016 MLB All-Star Game tickets on the secondary market are posting the highest price points since at least 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data. The average price for tickets is now $971.06, making the game the most expensive since 2013 at Citi Field, when tickets averaged $883.44.

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For those looking just to get past the gates for the All-Star Game on July 12, the cheapest tickets are listed from $428 each in Section 326. Conversely, the most expensive tickets can be found in Section 101, Row 14 for a whopping $10,796 each.

Of course, not every event during the All-Star break will flaunt such high price tags. Considered one of the most exciting gatherings each season, the Home Run Derby will showcase the biggest sluggers in the league on July 11. The official participants won't be announced until closer to the Derby, and fans can find tickets starting from just $194. Expect that price to increase once each player is announced, however.

Former MLB greats and celebrities will play in the annual All-Star Celebrity Softball Game on July 10, and it will be the most affordable event on the docket during the All-Star break. Tickets are currently averaging $71.51 and the get-in price starts from as low as $10. Among the exhaustive list of stars set to grace the diamond are Sterling K. Brown, J.K. Simmons, Nina Agdal and Landon Donovan.

The stars won't just be limited to the playing field, either. Throughout the entirety of the All-Star break, which will officially run between July 8 and 12, former players will convene at the San Diego Convention Center for the MLB All-Star FanFest. Question-and-answer sessions, clinics and autograph signings will all be held over the four-day affair. Andy Ashby, Trevor Hoffman, Fred McGriff, Rollie Fingers, Gaylord Perry, Dave Winfield and Ozzie Smith are just a few of the several dozen players set to appear in San Diego.

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