Monday, July 29, 2013

Tigers Second Half Ticket Price Overview

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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