Tickets Still Available For Home Run Derby As All-Stars Align In Queens
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Tickets for Monday night’s Home Run Derby were available Sunday evening on Major League Baseball’s website, priced at $205, $263, $267, $300 and $310. Nearly 2,700 resale tickets were listed on StubHub for $112-$2,327.
Tickets for Tuesday night’s All-Star game were still tied to Mets season-ticket, partial season-ticket and premium-ticket packages on MLB.com, and StubHub had just over 2,300 All-Star tickets from $288-$9,172.
MLB boosts the price of All-Star tickets when the game is in New York. The range was $150-$725 for 2008 at old Yankee Stadium, $100-$360 the following year in St. Louis, $190-$350 in 2010 at Anaheim and $90-$425 in 2011 at Phoenix.
Last year’s game in Kansas City was priced at $125-$450 and this year’s at $195-$715, with an additional 54 seats at $968.
Next year’s game is at Minnesota and the 2015 showcase is in Cincinnati.
No matter how many fans fill the seats, Monday night’s power showcase will be special with the selection of derby captains David Wright (Mets, NL) and Robinson Cano (Yankees, AL).
“I think as a power hitter growing up, (the Derby) is one of the things that you look at as your own kind of special thing about the All-Star Game,” said Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who leads the majors with 37 home runs.
Davis will join Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes and Detroit’s Prince Fielder on Cano’s AL team. Wright will swing for the fences with NL teammates Pedro Alvarez (Pittsburgh), Michael Cuddyer (Colorado) and Bryce Harper (Washington).
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