Ticket information for Mariners-Yankees series
By Bart Johnston
Special to 710Sports.com
Tickets are still widely available at a reasonable price as the Mariners host the New York Yankees in a four-game slate starting tonight.
Traditionally, prices for Mariners tickets at Safeco Field when the Yankees come to town are well above average season-ticket prices for the Mariners, but the average ticket this weekend is going for $61. This price is identical to the Mariners’ home average per ticket for the 2013 season, but is below the prices the big-market Bronx Bombers have brought to town over the past two seasons.
In 2012 tickets went for an average of $65 and in 2011 tickets were available for an average of $70. The prices for tickets in 2010 were the same as this year at $61.
This is a big series for both teams as the Yankees look to keep pace with the division-leading Boston Red Sox and the Mariners look to keep in touch with the rest of the American League West as they are currently mired in fourth place, 11 games out of first and 8.5 games out of the wildcard.
While the Yankees usually produce some of the most expensive tickets across baseball when they travel, this doesn’t even crack the top three in terms of average price for the Mariners this season. When Boston comes to town in early July the average ticket will be $89, a whopping 31 percent more than the average ticket for the Yankees-Mariners series. When the Cubs visit at the end of this month tickets are going for $78 and even the Blue Jays’ visit in August is yielding an average ticket of $72. These prices are 22 percent and 15 percent more expensive, respectively, than Yankees tickets.
With tickets still available there are some bargains out there for the weekend series. The get-in price for the series opener on Thursday night is $13 and an average ticket is $58. On Friday night the average ticket is going for slightly more at $62 while the get-in price is $15 (the most expensive get-in price of the series), while on Saturday the average ticket is a lower $54 with the cheapest tickets going for $14. The series finale will see the highest prices of the weekend as tickets are going for $69 with the get-in price at $13.
Bart Johnston writes for TiqIQ.com, which offers pricing data and deals on tickets for sports, music, comedy and theater events.