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TiqIQ: Good ticket deals for upcoming M’s games

Apr 13, 2013, 3:55 PM | Updated: Apr 19, 2013, 5:01 pm

By Dan Groob
Special to 710Sports.com

According to TiqIQ, Mariners tickets for home games this season currently average $6. This is only 9 percent below the Major League average figure for the season of $76, and higher than the average price at Safeco over the last three years.

Despite this overall price increase for Mariners tickets — which is likely to drop as the year progresses — there are still some fantastic deals to be had for upcoming games. Some of the best deals of the season actually occur during the five remaining games of the Mariners home stand.

The remaining games of the home stand pit the Mariners against the past two American League representatives in the World Series, the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers — typically strong visitor draws around baseball. The remainder of a four-game set against the Rangers will take the Mariners through the weekend, while Miguel Cabrera and crew come to town next week for a three game set beginning on Tuesday.

Average ticket prices for the Rangers series come in well below the season average at Safeco Field, with Sunday’s matinee being the most expensive of the games at just $51. Tickets for Saturday are available for as low as $17, while the get-in price rises only slightly, to $18 for the Sunday matinee.

April 13-14 vs. Texas (Avg/Get-in)

• April 13: $51/$17
• April 14: $51/$18

Although average ticket prices for next week’s Detroit series are slightly higher than those of the Rangers series, get-in prices for each and every game are even lower. Wednesday’s game is the only game of the current home stand where fans can pay single digits to get through the turnstiles, as the least expensive tickets are currently going for just $9. The series carries an overall average price of $58, with Wednesday’s 7:10 contest the cheapest at $56, and Thursday’s 12:40 matinee being the priciest of the three-game set at an average of $61.

April 16-18 vs. Detroit (Avg/Get-in)

• April 16: $58/&10
• April 17: $56/$9
• April 18: $61/$14

Although mid-week, mid-series games tend to carry lower prices, fans who grab tickets to Wednesday’s contest against the Tigers will most likely get to see Felix Hernandez take the hill against former Mariner Doug Fister.

Dan Groob writes for TiqIQ.com, which offers pricing data and deals on tickets for sports, music, comedy and theater events.

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