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Giant Prices in the NL West: MLB Opening Day Tickets

Published Mar 29, 2013 / by Steve Calhoun

Baseball is almost back, and with two home openers in the NL West averaging more than $200 per ticket, its clear that fans are excited for the first pitch to open the 2013 MLB regular season. The San Francisco Giants have won 2 World Series titles in the past 3 years, and given that level of success it shouldn't come as a shock that they're creating high demand and high ticket prices, and not only in the city by the bay.

NL Cen Average Opening Day Ticket Prices

Giants Opening Day Tickets at AT&T Park

  • Who: Cardinals at Giants
  • When: Friday, April 5, 2013
  • How Much: Starting at $120

Its no surprise to see the defending World Series champs are also the owners of some of the the highest ticket prices we've seen in our look at MLB 2013 Opening Day. Add in a Friday afternoon start, a solid contender in the St. Louis Cardinals, and you have a recipe for high demand. Giants Opening Day Tickets are averaging just under $250, and even if all you want to do is get in the door with the cheapest ticket available, be prepared to spend more than $100 per seat.

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Dodgers Opening Day Tickets at Dodger Stadium

  • Who: Giants at Dodgers
  • When: Monday, April 1, 2013
  • How Much: Starting at $80

The Dodgers have a tall task in their home opener as they face off against the reigning MLB title holders, the San Francisco Giants. This NL West division contest will certainly be one of the premiere matchups of Opening Day 2013, and ticket prices are reflecting the anticipation. Dodgers Opening Day Tickets are second highest in the NL West with an average price of $223, but fans can get in the door for around $80 with some of the most affordable seats on the upper levels.

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Rockies Opening Day Tickets at Coors Field

  • Who: Padres at Rockies
  • When: Friday, April 5, 2013
  • How Much: Starting at $66

The Rockies finished last in the NL West standings during the 2012 season, but currently hold the third spot in our look into the division's 2013 opening day ticket prices. A modest matchup against the Padres doesn't indicate that this would be a big ticket, but the late friday afternoon game is a great way for fans to start their weekend in Denver. Rockies Opening Day Tickets are averaging $146, and fans looking at the most affordable options can expect to pay around $70.

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Padres Opening Day Tickets at Petco Park

  • Who: Dodgers at Padres
  • When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • How Much: Starting at $35

The Padres have one of the later home openers in the league, welcoming the Dodgers to town on Tuesday, April 9th. The teams are separated by a manageable 2 hour drive, which could be one of the factors keeping average ticket prices in the triple digits. Padres Opening Day Tickets are averaging $116, while some of the cheapest tickets are going for $35. The team is giving away opening day t-shirts and 2013 schedules to fans in attendance.

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Diamondbacks Opening Day Tickets at Chase Field

  • Who: Cardinals at Diamondbacks
  • When: Monday, April 1, 2013
  • How Much: Starting at $15

The Diamondbacks finished the 2012 season with a respectable .500 record, which was good enough for 3rd in the NL West. But in our break down of home opener ticket prices in 2013, Arizona holds the bottom spot in the division as they welcome the Cardinals to town, and are the only team in the NL West to average less than $100 per ticket. Diamondbacks Opening Day Tickets are averaging just $86, and fans can get in the door for a mere $15.

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