Buying MLB Baseball Tickets
Major League Baseball is bucking the false narrative that claims baseball is falling behind the other professional sports leagues in popularity, with ticket sales and television deals thriving more than ever. While MLB tickets are the least expensive of the major sports, the fees can add up pretty quickly. If you're looking for the cheapest MLB tickets including MLB playoff tickets, be sure to check out TickPick, where you'll find cheap baseball tickets with NO FEES!
1) Getting the Cheapest Baseball Tickets
When shopping for baseball tickets there's a plethora of options to choose from, such as the box office, StubHub, Ticketmaster, MLB.com and many other ticket sites. What TickPick offers is a vast selection of baseball tickets to your favorite team with a 100% money-back guarantee. Most importantly, buyers pay no service fees and sellers only pay a modest 10% commission on TickPick, which is why our baseball tickets are on average 10% to 15% cheaper than our competitors.
On TickPick all-in prices are always displayed, so the price you see is the price you pay. However, almost every other site will try to deceive you and hide fees from you. Thererfore, when comparing basteball ticket prices across the web make sure that you look at the prices on the final check out page. Just remember, TickPick guarantees the cheapest baseball ticket prices.
2) When to Buy MLB Baseball Tickets
With 81 home games in the Major League Baseball season there are tons of games to choose from, and always tickets within one's budget. Here are a few tips to help you figure out when's the best time to buy MLB tickets.
A) Don't Follow the Crowd: When the schedule for your favorite baseball team is announced, don't buy tickets when everyone else is. Of course if there's a presale that you have access to that's fine. But if you are looking at resale tickets, then ticket prices will be propped up due to the increased demand.
B) Be Patient: The key to buying cheap MLB tickets is patience. Our research shows that the best time to buy baseball tickets is four to ten days in advance of the game. This gives fans enough tickets to choose from, while allowing ticket prices to decrease as the event approaches, and sellers begin decreasing their asking price in desperation.
C) Week vs. Weekend: Ticket prices for MLB games vary drastically based upon the day of the game. On average tickets for weekend games are 22% more expensive than weekday games and Saturday's are on average 14% more than Sunday games. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest weekday games: on average, tickets are 10% less on Tuesday or Wednesday verse the rest of the weekday games.
D) Weather: As a baseball game approaches there's nothing that will change ticket prices more than the weather conditions. Knowing this can helps in two ways: first, if there's a specific game you want to go to and you are price sensitive, you should buy the tickets (at least) 7 days in advance?a beautifully sunny day could send prices rocketing just before the game. If it's within a week and the weather forecast isn't looking great, wait for as long as you can as prices will likely decrease?that is, of course, as long as the weather reports don't change.
3) Where to Sit at an MLB Game
Searching for seats for a Major League Baseball game can be more challenging than searching for basketball or football game because of the unique layout of the venue. Everyone knows that sitting behind home plate is great, but you may be happier sitting in one of the mid level sections over the infield. When you are broswing tickets, take advantage of TickPick's Score Report to help point out the best deals. As a general rule of thumb, if you are bringing your young kids to the game its best to avoid the bleacher sections, since the most rowdy fans will be there.
4) Buying Tickets Last Minute
You can wait until the last minute to try and buy cheap MLB tickets, but there's an increased risk / return payout. For weekday games this is good strategy, but for weekend games if you wait too long you might end up paying more as ticket supply dries up. Nonetheless, tickets are available on TickPick or the box office up until game time and on occasion by waiting till the last minute you might find yourself buying the cheapest baseball tickets. It is worth noting that the MLB box office ticket prices are more expensive on average verses the MLB ticket prices on TickPick. This is because box offices have lost sales to online ticket sales and to make up for the lost revenue they are charging more. Plus, once a baseball fan is at the stadium without tickets, the box office is then able to charge a premium.
5) Discount MLB Baseball Tickets
If you find yourself in a situation where you are not sure what to do, here's what we suggest: 1. Sign up here
for our discount baseball tickets and you'll receive $10 off your first purchase over $50. 2. If the outing is an important event, for example, you're taking your kid to their first baseball game, don't delay, just buy whichever tickets are the best deal within your budget (our algorithms will help with this). 3. If you are still lost, call or email us, we'd love to help.