Just a few weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers still looked to be a team that could contend for a playoff spot. Now with the MLB trade deadline in the rearview mirror and David Price and Yoenis Cespedes in new jerseys, not to mention the shocking dismissal of longtime general manager Dave Dombrowski, it looks like the Tigers may be playing for 2016 and beyond.
Even despite all that’s gone on lately, the Tigers are still only a handful of games back from the second Wild Card spot, and with a good assortment of talent on both sides of the ball, fans could be getting a solid return on their investment for tickets. That’s especially true with the average ticket price for Tigers games being just $60.66 the rest of the way, as even if they fail in their bid for the playoffs, they still have a lot of potential in being a dangerous playoff spoiler.
Tigers fans get to see the value better than ever in the month of August, when just one game tops $200. Let’s take a closer look at the value from both sides as we break down Detroit’s cheapest and priciest games left on the schedule this month:
Most Expensive – 8/24/2015 @ Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park | Avg: $291.87 | Get-in: $14
Without question, this Interleague affair on August 24 easily attracts the label of being the most expensive Tigers tickets on the secondary market in August. While it’s a staggering fee, being nearly $300 on average, the get-in price is actually extremely fair, being less than $15. This may not be the game to pay up for the better seats, but there is still some solid value to be had when these two face off later this month. Cincy brings serious power to the table via Todd Frazier, Joey Votto, and Jay Bruce, and with Detroit’s own assortment of lumber in the form of Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez, and Ian Kinsler, there could be a ton of offense throughout this series. Take in multiple games in the series by finding Cincinnati hotel deals through Hipmunk.com.
Cheapest – 8/6/2015 VS. Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park | Avg: $33 | Get-in: $9
As crazy as Detroit’s priciest game is, their cheapest set of tickets might even be crazier. This battle with the division rival White Sox is just $33, despite the Tigers hosting a hated AL Central rival. Detroit has had the White Sox’s number so far in 2015, leading the season series, 7-5, but the likes of Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton and Melky Cabrera have really turned things on offensively. Watching the Tigers in a visiting park is a few clicks away through Hipmunk.com, which provides the cheapest airfare to Chicago. The first 12 games were separated by just seven runs, so we can probably expect a decent amount of offense and a fairly tight game on August 6. The best part? Fans can hit some solid seats for less than half the normal Tigers ticket price. Oh, and with both teams still relatively close to a Wild Card spot, this is certainly a meaningful game in the standings as well.