San Francisco Giants Have Highest Priced Opening Day Ticket In MLB

By Bryan Rose

Oct 24, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal and the “orange and black team” perform gangnam style dance on top of the dugout roof during the sixth inning of game one of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at AT

When you’re the defending World Series Champions and winners of two of the previous three, the world is yours – or in this case, the financial market.

With just a week until gates across the country officially open, the San Francisco Giants own the highest average priced ticket to Opening Day at $293 dollars, a lofty price given average ticket prices to the second place Baltimore Orioles (yes, the Baltimore Orioles) home opener on April 5th is currently sitting at $265 bucks.

For comparison sake, the New York Yankees average ticket price for their home opener is $249 dollars. The Boston Red Sox, $255. The *gags* *vomits* *gags* Los Angeles Dodgers, who open against our Giants, are currently going for a more paltry $234 dollars, though, if you wait until April 2nd – the second game of the season – you can watch the Giants and Dodgers battle for a much more wallet friendly $55 bucks.

If you’re interested in what the rest of the league ticket landscape looks like, you can check out the results at TiqIQ. And while you’re there, maybe shed a tear for Miami Marlin fans who have an average Opening Day ticket price of just $68 bucks – down from $238 bucks last year. So much for that new stadium, eh?