The Dodgers are a popular pick in the media and ticket booth.
Tickets for the Los Angeles-San Diego opener are the highest demanded on the secondary market, according to Market Watch. The Cubs-Cardinals opener is second, and the Indians-Rangers matchup is third, according to data provided by Vivid Seats.
The secondary market MLB ticket prices have risen 14 percent, per the article. Dodgers tickets have gone up 26 percent, the sixth highest rise in the league at an average of $64 per game.
Dodgers look to outdraw Cubs for baseball’s opening day https://t.co/YooLSfFoAp
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) March 29, 2017
It’s not surprising the Dodgers’ prices and demand are higher. While it’s easy to point to California and the expensive prices in the Los Angeles area, the Angels have experienced the second-worst decline (minus 16 percent) in the majors, with prices sitting at a $52 average. The Giants are flat while the A’s only dropped off 1 percent.
Atlanta has experienced the largest increase (57 percent), likely due to the opening of SunTrust Park. The Cubs are second for obvious reasons. The Cardinals are third and always draw an audience.
One Washington Post writer says Los Angeles, not Chicago, should be the World Series favorite. https://t.co/tMSI0xL9RN
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) March 31, 2017
The Dodgers are in demand because they’re a team loaded with star talent in a major market. Several media have picked them to win their first World Series since 1988, which certainly doesn’t hurt sales. Clayton Kershaw may go down as the best pitcher in history, while Corey Seager could be on his way to a historic career. Some organizations win without flash, but Los Angeles likely won’t be one of them.
If the team starts hot, expect those numbers to continue rising.