Secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats has released data on the hottest tickets for Opening Day and the average cost of a ticket for all MLB cities, including the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays‘ season opener is less than a week away and various team story lines are starting to take shape. Toronto kicks off their 2017 campaign April 3 on the road in Baltimore and they will make their home debut April 11 at the Rogers Centre against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Blue Jays’ manager John Gibbons has confirmed their starting rotation of Marco Estrada, J.A. Happ, Marcus Stroman, Francisco Liriano and Aaron Sanchez. Meanwhile, their batting lineup is still in pretty good shape, featuring a former league MVP in Josh Donaldson and a two-time MLB home run leader in Jose Bautista.
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The Blue Jays’ home opener is usually one of the hottest tickets in Toronto, so many fans will look to make the pilgrimage down to Baltimore to be there in person to see them on Opening Day.
Secondary ticket marketplace hub Vivid Seats has released some data on the hottest tickets available at all Major League Baseball home openers:
Vivid Seats ranked the most in demand tickets for all MLB home openers:
|Vivid Seats MLB 2017 Rank of Opening Day Matchups
(Based on No. of Tickets sold)Opening Day MatchupDate1San Diego Padres at Los Angeles DodgersApril 32Chicago Cubs at St. Louis CardinalsApril 23Cleveland Indians at Texas RangersApril 34Pittsburgh Pirates at Boston Red SoxApril 35Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati RedsApril 36Atlanta Braves at New York MetsApril 37Miami Marlins at Washington NationalsApril 38Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore OriolesApril 39Seattle Mariners at Houston AstrosApril 310San Francisco Giants at Arizona DiamondbacksApril 211New York Yankees at Tampa Bay RaysApril 212Detroit Tigers at Chicago White SoxApril 313Kansas City Royals at Minnesota TwinsApril 314Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee BrewersApril 315Los Angeles Angels at Oakland A’sApril 3
We all know the cost of a beer at the Rogers Centre in Toronto is near the top of the list for all MLB cities. However, the average cost of ticket to attend a Blue Jays game is fairly reasonable in comparison to other parks across the league.
The Blue Jays rank ninth in MLB with an average cost of $59 (USD), while the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs top the league with an average cost per ticket of $135 (USD). The Boston Red Sox are the most in-demand AL team with an average ticket price of $99 (USD), while the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are the most affordable team overall with an average price of $32 (USD).
Unless you’re the Toronto Maple Leafs, ticket prices usually reflect the success of the on field product. So if the Blue Jays can make another run deep into September, expect those ticket prices to rise accordingly.