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Friday, March 6, 2015

Quiz: Baseball Tix Prices Behind Home Plate

~ Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

Thursday was quite a snowy mess in my vicinity; the kind of gloomy white day that makes one long for all the happiness and beauty which is spring time.

And few things say 'Spring' more than baseball, that most wonderful pastime..

I've been in debate mode whether to re-up for another year of MLB.TV which allows you to watch every baseball game from Spring Training till season's end either live or archived (home team games are blacked out until 3hrs after game ends) for one at-first-glance hefty price of $129.
~ Miller Park. Milwaukee

So to pass the time while the snow kept falling and falling, I tried to rationalize how much it would be if I attended a baseball game live in various ballparks where I was to get the best non-sky box seat in the stadium..   Right behind home plate.

To check prices I went directly to the websites of the various teams rather than StubHub or other secondary ticket-purchasing sources..

And from the information I uncovered to pass the time, it seemed like a fun little game to have you at home guess and play along...

1)  If you were to visit Wrigley Field and sit right behind home plate, how much do you think 1 ticket (assuming it is available) would cost you?

A -- $180
B -- $250
C -- $350
D -- $455
Answer:  B -- $250 per seat

2) If you were to visit Dodger Stadium and sit right behind home plate, how much do you think 1 ticket (assuming it is available) would cost you?

A -- $275
B -- $670
C -- $700
D -- $800
Answer:  C -- $700 per seat

3) If you were to visit Yankee Stadium and sit right behind home plate, how much do you think 1 ticket (assuming it is available) would cost you?

A -- $500
B -- $800
C -- $1,200
D -- $1,400
Answer:    C -- $1,200 per seat

4)  If you were to visit Fenway Park and sit right behind home plate, how much do you think 1 ticket (assuming it is available) would cost you?

A -- $500
B -- $620
C -- $700
D -- $800
Answer:  B -- $620 per seat

5)  If you were to visit the Texas Rangers ballpark and sit right behind home plate, how much do you think 1 ticket (assuming it is available) would cost you?

A -- $500
B -- $620
C -- $680
D -- $720
Answer:  A -- $500 per seat

Looks like that $129 for a full year of watching MLB on TV and internet isn't such a bad investment after all..