April brings us warmer weather, which also means it’s time for some Major League Baseball. The Chicago White Sox are back at U.S. Cellular Field with some new names, led by their newest slugger at first base, Jose Abreu. The White Sox have some good young bats in the lineup and some arms on the way. The addition of the power-hitting first baseman has the average price for Chicago White Sox tickets at $91, which is 18% higher than last year.
The top-selling series for the White Sox comes against their crosstown rivals, the Chicago Cubs. The battle for Chicago takes place in a quick two-game series in early May after two games at Wrigley as both teams will duke it out for a shot at bragging rights in the Windy City. The average price for White Sox vs Cubs tickets is $149, which is nearly 63% more than the average price at U.S. Cellular Field.
New Yorkers are all over the map, and they should be out and about in Chicago on Memorial Day weekend when the new-look New York Yankees bring their power bats to Chicago for a pivotal four-game set. This will be Derek Jeter’s final stop at U.S. Cellular Field, where he should receive a rousing ovation for his Hall of Fame career. This is a hot series to be at in Chicago with an average price of White Sox vs Yankees tickets at $128, 40% above their home average.
The Minnesota Twins come to Chicago in early August and there could be some new faces on both sides with the trade deadline passing by. The White Sox will feature a couple of nice promotional specials this series that are bringing people to the ballpark. Friday night is Elvis Night as well as fireworks. I mean, who doesn’t love Elvis and fireworks? Saturday night’s game will also feature fireworks as well as a Frank Thomas replica Hall of Fame plaque to the first 20,000 fans. The average price is $109, which is 19% above their home average.
Next, the defending AL Central champion Detroit Tigers and their vaunting one-two punch in the rotation come to Chicago. This late August series should be important in the division race as September will be right around the corner. Miguel Cabrera and his big bat and hefty contract will bring big crowds to U.S. Cellular Field. The average price is at $105, which is 15% above their home average.
The White Sox welcome the Kansas City Royals to town for the final four games of the regular season. The Royals began to turn the franchise around last season and this could be the year they make their playoff push and win 90 games. They have plenty of good hitters in the lineup, a terrific bullpen and a solid starting five. It’s also Fan Appreciation Weekend so the White Sox faithful should be in full force. The average price is at $99, just 9% above their home average.
Chris Sale will be a Cy Young candidate for the White Sox in 2014 and Abreu will contend for Rookie of the Year. There are plenty of reasons to come out to U.S. Cellular Field to catch the White Sox in 2014 as they could turn out to be one of baseball’s biggest surprises this season. With a solid young crew, and plenty of fantastic promotions, U.S. Cellular Field should be a packed house this season.