Ticket Prices For MLB All-Star Game, Home Run Derby At Target Field On The Decline
SeatGeek Communications Analyst Connor Gregoire said that ticket prices to the MLB All-Star Game at Target Field over the past few weeks "have dropped" some 22% from "a peak of $729 to a new daily low of $571," according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Tickets for the Home Run Derby "have dropped similarly -- from $365 three weeks ago to $267 now." Fans as of Thursday were "paying an average of $675 per ticket for Tuesday's game at Target Field and $323 to see Monday night's Home Run Derby." Those hoping for "cheaper tickets should wait as long as they can because trends from previous years indicate prices will drop" up to 15% by game day. SeatGeek said that the entry price for the game "is the highest" since '09, when the search engine "began monitoring the Twin Cities secondary-ticket market through online broker listings." Gregoire said that the All-Star ticket market "is similar" to last year's game at Citi Field in N.Y., when the "daily average for the game was $577 at this time in the process and derby tickets went for $269" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/11).