As anyone who lives in Michigan or the Detroit area will tell you, there is nothing better than a warm summer day with the sun shining down in the stands of Comerica Park. There are very few things that are more beautiful than a well groomed baseball field and when April rolls around, that’s the place to be.
For some of my fondest memories in Major League Baseball, I have been in what most call the “cheap seats”. You know, the upper deck seats that are way above the field where you have to look down to see the game. I personally like these seats more than the lower ones because you can see all the action better than more expensive seats and you get to sit with the true fans.
In 2013, those upper deck seats for the Detroit Tigers will not be so cheap. It was announced that all single game tickets will be raised across the board for the upcoming season. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since the Tigers have signed big names such as Prince Fielder and Torii Hunter and have to pay them somehow. You can only sell so many Hot-N-Ready’s (since the team owner owns Little Caesars Pizza).
It was announced that there will no longer be skyline seats available for $5: they will now be $20 for premium games, $15 for regular games and $12 for value games. Also announced was that the bleacher seats will be up to $23 this year.
It seems as if most of the seats will go up by about $5. As fans, we never like to see prices go up for tickets or for concessions, but sometimes it needs to be done. I would like to encourage all the fans to remember the Tigers were in the World Series last year and have a huge payroll.
Like I said before, the Tigers have signed Fielder and Hunter and in the coming years they will need to sign both Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera, so there is going to be a need for more money in Detroit. I think it’s the least fans can do to give up an extra $5 to see a World Series caliber team.