Major League Baseball Opening Day 2017
This year the MLB season opens on April 2, with a trio of games, highlighted by the divisional matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. However, the first actual game of the season will be the New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays game. The Lost Angeles Dodgers at Cubs game is the hottest opener of the season, with an average resale price of $420. Seven other Opening Day games have average resale prices of more than $200: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers.
Cheapest Opening Day Tickets
There are currently four MLB teams that have Opening Day Tickets under $50. The cheapest Opening Day tickets are for the Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins, which has prices at starting at just $24. The other teams with the least expensive Opening Day tickets are the Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, and Los Angeles Angels.
Best Cities for MLB Travel
SeatGeek worked with Hotels.com to develop a scoring system for the best MLB cities. The system takes into account the price of tickets, the price of hotels, the volume of tickets on the secondary market, and the popularity of the team's city. The "Composite Total" column gives a score for each team/city where you should be able to get the most bang for your buck. Here are the results:
Ticket Price is the average 2015 resale price on the secondary market according to internal SeatGeek data.
Ticket Popularity is the rank of the total number of tickets purchased on the secondary market according to internal SeatGeek Data.
Destination Popularity is the based on most popular domestic destinations for Americans according to the 2014 Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI).
Hotel Price is based on the average price paid by customers on Hotels.com in each city according to the HPI.
Top Teams by Ticket Volume
So far the most active Opening Day secondary market games have been hosted by the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets.