Starting today, you will see a new periodic feature on this site. I have reached an agreement with TiqIQ which will be providing information regarding trends for Tigers tickets sold on the internet. TiqIQ is a secondary ticket market aggregator which gives a listing of tickets throughout all the major ticket markets on the web. What I like about them is that they also do quantitative analysis of ticket sales for all teams. I don't generally do these kinds of partnerships, but it seems like a good fit, so I'm giving it a try. Hopefully, you will find their data informative and useful. The first installment follows.
By Jesse Lawrence
Special to Tiger Tales
The 2013 baseball season is more than halfway over, and the analysts
over at TiqIQ shared some interesting data on how prices for Detroit Tigers tickets compare with last
year’s figures. Not so surprisingly, last year’s World Series
run and a first-half spent atop the AL Central, has raised
prices this season compared to last.
Overall, 2013 Tigers tickets at Comerica Park are averaging $64,
a 52% increase over their $42 average from 2012. For the second
half, that trend continues to hold true. The average price for
post-All-Star break games in Detroit is $66, 47% more than last
year’s second half average of $45.
Their second half schedule is highlighted by several big series,
including match-ups against the Nationals, Phillies and
Athletics. The most important being their three-game set against the second place Indians from August 30th to September 1st.
Tickets for that series are currently averaging $67 per seat.
Surprisingly, their most expensive series of the second half is the
final one, a three-game set against the last-place White Sox to end
the regular season home schedule. Currently, that series carries
an average price of $98, nearly 50% above their home average.
With just a three-game lead over the Indians in the Central, and some
big matchups coming up on the home schedule, don’t be surprised to
see the average price jump into the $70’s as the dog days of
summer roll along.
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