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Ticket Prices For MLB All-Star Events Down As Much As 59% From '10

MLB has levied ticket price reductions as much as 59% for All-Star Game events this summer in Phoenix. Ticket strips will go on sale to the general public tomorrow morning, and strip prices for the entire run of ASG events will range from $247-817, significantly less than last year's events in Anaheim. On an individual basis, face-value prices for the ASG itself this year range from $90-350, largely unchanged at the high end compared to '10 peak prices of $360. But the $90 upper deck seats at Chase Field are far less than low-end prices of $185 for last year's game.

The '11 Home Run Derby ticket price spread of $60-325 shows a similar dynamic compared to the '10 range of $145-330. All-Star Sunday, which includes the annual Futures Game and a celebrity softball game, is priced this year at $35-80. Industry sources said the battered local economy in and around Phoenix played a significant role in MLB's pricing decisions. The ticket pricing for this year's All-Star events also is very similar to the spread used two years ago in St. Louis, where tickets for the ASG were $100-360, $75-335 for the Home Derby, and $25-175 for All-Star Sunday.
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