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Dodgers News: Season Ticket Prices at Dodger Stadium Rise Again for 2020

Prices are once again on the rise for season ticket holders.

02 May 2012: New Dodgers owners of Guggenheim Baseball Management, LLC - (from left) Stan Kasten, Mark Walter, Earvin Magic Johnson, Peter Guber, and Todd Boehly during the press conference to introduce the new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Dodgers are raising season ticket prices once again, something that has become commonplace amongst all sports franchises. However, the Dodgers do it a little bit more than most. Cite this statistic:

In the past five seasons, the Dodgers have increased the average season ticket package by a whopping 90 percent. For a winning product and one of the most historic franchises in sports history, this comes as no surprise. However, it does not mean it is right.

When looking at pure numbers, a current season ticket holder informed Dodgers Nation that the price of their tickets jumped from $11,000 to $13,000 for the upcoming season. With the MLB All-Star Game coming to Los Angeles in 2020, ownership is taking full advantage of the situation.

Assessing the Damage

From the LA Times, Bill Shaikin gets more from current season ticket holders.

Todd Munson said he first bought two reserve-level seats in 2014. The cost of both seats then was $32 per game. The cost would be $30 for each seat in 2020, he said.

“That’s getting to be a little spendy,” he said.

Mark Wolf said his reserve-level tickets jumped to $37 per game next season, up from $26 this season and $21 in 2017, when he first bought the seats.

The average household is being taken out of the ballpark simply by being priced out. It is a genuine epidemic when considering all the other costs that come with attending a game: food, drinks, transportation, etc. It is bad enough that Dodger fans in particular have viewership issues to begin with as a great deal of the fanbase remains without their team on their television.

The Dodgers continue to put a great team on the field, but the prices of tickets are skyrocketing to a point where many die-hard fans are being subjected to watching their Boys in Blue from their television screens. Some can’t even do that.

Overall, this issue is not a surprising one, but the fact that the Dodgers already sent out 2020 season ticket invoices is absurd. It isn’t even August yet. Crazy.

The Dodgers have declined to speak publicly on the matter as of this time.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. I am one of those life long die-hard fans that can’t watch games at home. Even when they are on the road and the game is on the MLB Network or an ESPN regional the game it is blacked out. If I am traveling I can’t listen to the Dodgers on the radio once I’m out of range of the local station. You’d think I’d be able to stream the broadcast but I can’t. MLB complains about the diminishing popularity of baseball but then they limit how the games can be consumed . Unless of course, I pay for the privilege. And forget going to a game. As the article points out, it’s just too expensive. As for the announcement of the ticket price increase, maybe they are hopping to win the WS this year. Well if that is the plan, then they better get a better bullpen.

  2. That is price gouging.

    The Dodgers have gotten extremely greedy after already enjoying the largest attendance in the major leagues year after year.

    You haven’t seen anything yet. Wait until we win a World Series. The HOUSTON Astros tickets are almost 50% higher after they won the WS.

  3. Life-long fan also, but who advocates boycotting Dodger games unless management gets the relievers needed to win the WS this year

  4. It’s getting harder & harder to take a family of four to see a game. It’s not just the ticket price itself, but all the fees that are attached & let’s not forget parking. Plus…if you want to eat anything. Only to be surrounded by drunken fans who spew their F-bombs & bad sportmanship throughout the game. Oh yeah…good times! Tough when I have a die hard 10 year old Dodger fan.

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