The Tampa Bay Rays have the talent to be a World Series contender in 2014. They have a deep pitching staff, a solid bullpen and an improved offense with Wil Myers in the lineup at the start of the season. The AL East is going to feature four potential playoff teams, making it the best division in MLB. The average price at Tropicana Field for 2014 Rays tickets is $81, which is 29% more than the 2013 season average.
No surprise in the top series for the Rays in 2014. First off, it’s the New York Yankees as the Bronx Bombers and Derek Jeter bring the farewell tour to Tampa Bay in April for a four-game set. It’s early in the season for playoff talk, but it will be a sneak preview of what is to come of the season. The average prices for Rays vs Yankees tickets is $133, 63% above the average home price.
Would you look at that? Next up, it’s Jeter and the Yankees once again. It’s the second-to-last time Jeter plays at the Trop and this should have playoff implications. It’s a mid-August AL East battle that will be very important for both the Yanks and Rays. The average price is at $129, 58% above the average price at the Trop.
Once again, it’s the Yankees at number three. This time, it’s finally Jeter’s final stop in Tampa Bay as he will say farewell to Tropicana Field in front of what should be predominantly Yankees fans in their Spring Training hometown. This mid-September series has an average price of $126, which stands at 54% above the average home price.
Next up, it’s the Rays’ divisional rivals and defending world champion Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox faithful always show up in full force in Tampa Bay and that won’t change on Memorial Day weekend. The Red Sox bring back most of the same team, but with Grady Sizemore manning center field. The average price for Rays vs Red Sox tickets is at $121, which is 48% above the average price at Tropicana Field.
Last on the list is the Red Sox once again. The Yankees and Red Sox both seem to be the hottest games in Tampa Bay in 2014. This will be a pivotal series in late August with a possible lead in the AL East on the line for both teams. Aug. 31 is also the last official day trades can be made on the waiver deadline. The average price is at $119, 46% above their home average in Tampa Bay.