Aug 24, 2010
Just yesterday I wrote that the Arizona Diamondbacks would be raising ticket prices for the 2011-2012 season. It seems as if the Minnesota Twins are following suit.
Although their circumstances are hardly similar.
Back in April of this year the Twins began play at their new home, Target Field; a 39,504 seat open-air ballpark west of downtown Minneapolis. The stadium has certainly met expectations. The Twins currently rank sixth in MLB attendance, averaging 39,742 fans a game (yes, a sellout) and was ranked as the best stadium experience in all professional sports by ESPN the magazine. That being said, logic would dictate that a price increase would be in order.
Twins fans need not worry though, the price increase is far from astronomical.
Under the Twins new pricing, 40% of available season ticket seats will experience a price increase of $1 or less. Yes, one dollar. A complete breakdown:
Highlights of the Twins 2011 season ticket pricing:
- 12 percent of seats will experience no increase or a reduction in price
- 28 percent of seats will experience a $1 increase in price
- 31 percent of seats will experience a $2 increase in price
- 39 percent of seats at Target Field remain $22 or less
Season tickets start at $220. Single game prices have yet to be announced.
Said Twins President Dave St. Peter,
“While we’re in the midst of an incredibly successful season, both in terms of team performance and ticket sales, the Twins remain committed to providing the region’s most affordable family entertainment as we enter our second season at Target Field. The Twins organization is working harder than ever to ensure the best ballpark entertainment experience, the highest level of service and overall value for our fans.”
Hard to argue a one dollar price increase for a team that has a beautiful stadium, already sells-out every home game, and currently leads the AL central with a 72-53 record.
Must be pretty good to be a Twins fan.