The most popular baseball teams often see their seat sellout more quickly. And that makes sense, right? But because they are some of the most popular teams out there, it also means that you’re more likely to want to catch one of these games. Whether it’s a seat right behind home plate for the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry, a first baseline ticket for a Chicago Cubs game, or another game, getting the best seats is important.
Here, we’ll go over the information that you’ll need to score the best seats for the most popular MLB teams.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The stadium was opened up in 2009 and bears the same name as the team’s previous stadium. All of the histories of the team has been carried over into the new stadium, but with a much more modern feel to it.
Tickets are usually available for Yankees games, even when they are playing some of the biggest games of the year. You just need to know where to look for them. StubHub, SeatGeek, and other third party ticket sites often have great deals on hard to find tickets. This goes for all sections, from the cheapest to the most expensive. Grandstand outfield seats tend to be the cheapest tickets you will find. Depending on which games you are looking for and when you purchase these tickets, you can get them for $50 or less. The seats directly behind home plate tend to be the most expensive of the traditional tickets available. These can go up close to $2,000 per seat, depending on who is playing.
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Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, is one of the oldest stadiums in all of Major League Baseball. The stadium was built in 1912 and has been the home to the Red Sox ever since then. The team has a huge following of fans, making games prone to selling out with regularity.
That can make it hard to find seats to a Red Sox game, but again, checking out sites like SeatGeek can make it a lot easier. Red Sox tickets are usually not too expensive, but that depends on where you want to sit. You can sometimes find tickets for $15 or less, or up close to $2,000. Of course, these prices will vary dramatically depending on which game you are going to, or when you purchase your tickets.
The Cubs broke a World Series losing streak of almost 100 years when they won in 2016. They were already a popular team before this, but their recent successes have helped make them even more popular. Tickets to Chicago Cubs games often sell out, and that can make finding good tickets a bit tricky. Don’t worry, though. There are almost always tickets available online—you just want to make sure that you have good seats when you head out to Wrigley Field.
First baseline seats are some of the most popular tickets you can get at Wrigley. These cost around $220 per seat, but they have a great view, making them well worth the price. The closer to the field and the closer to the home plate you get, the more expensive these seats will be.
Looking to save money and still have a good view? Upper deck seats at Wrigley tend to range around $60 to $70 bucks per seat for the bigger rivalries, such as when the Cubs play the Chicago White Sox. For less popular games, tickets are a bit cheaper.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are one of the most popular West Coast teams. They’ve been playing out of Dodger Stadium since 1962, shortly after they moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Although they are based out of L.A., tickets to a Dodgers game are quite cost-effective. For example, you can get outfield seats for as low as $10 for some games. Preferred Reserve seats can be as low as $6 each, which is a great alternative if you’re bringing the family to a game.
If you want better seats, you have options there, too. Dugout Club seats, right up against the fence behind the dugout, will be about $600 depending on when you purchase them and who the Dodgers are playing. These are some of the best seats you will come across and they are worth every penny. Depending on the site that you purchase your tickets from, these even come with a parking pass to help offset other expenses.
The Houston Astros are MLB’s most recent World Series Champion, having taken the world by surprise when they won the title in 2017. They were already a popular team in their part of the U.S., but this big win helped to make their games even more popular. Finding Astros tickets can be really tough today because of that. Getting good seats to a game—home or away—is worth the price you’ll pay, though. The Astros are an exciting team to watch and have been playing some of the best baseball in the Majors lately.
The Astros play at Minute Maid Park in Houston. There’s not a lot of outfield seating at the stadium, but you can get seats in the right field for as low as $25 to $30 at times. Infield seating can be a bit pricier, but the view is a lot better. Seats start out at $60 but can go higher for big games, especially if you want to be close to the field. View Deck seats can go under $20 if you’re looking to save a few bucks.
Going All Out
If you’re looking for a special time at the ballpark, going with box seats or even executive seats might be exactly what you’re looking for. Each of these ballparks has these options, although they sometimes go by different names. But, if you’re thinking of getting a group of friends or family members together for one of the most amazing sports experiences you will ever have, this is the way to go. These tickets can be a bit harder to find online, so a phone call to the team’s box office is often necessary. Still, this is an experience that is well worth that extra effort!