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Dodger Players Are America's Most Expensive, But Tickets Are Still Reasonable

Dodger Players Are America's Most Expensive, But Tickets Are Still Reasonable

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The Dodger organization might have the most-expensive player payroll in the nation if not in history (it's about time we gave the Yankees a run for their money), but you can still see the team for a fairly decent price.

Remember the days of the $10 ticket? Yeah, neither can we. But seriously, the average price to go see the boys in blue these days is ... $48. Wow.

The thing is, compared to other teams, it's not that bad. Secondary ticket marketplace, Vivid Seats, did an analysis of early-season ticket prices in Major League Baseball:

L.A. comes in as the 12th most-expensive ticket in the league. The median ticket price (the price right in the middle if we lined up all the tix) was better: $32. And it looks like you can still get into Dodger Stadium for only $18.

A rep for Vivid Seats told us games get even pricier when expensive team battles expensive team:

The Dodgers don't take part in any of the top-25 most expensive match-ups of baseball's first half. The Yankees-Cardinals game in St. Louis on Memorial Day is the most expensive first half match-up ($147).

Ouch.

The defending world champs, the Boston Red Sox, have the most expensive tix around, at an average price of $102, the site says

The Chicago Cubs are second ($87). And the New York Yankees come in third ($93).

Dodger Players Are America's Most Expensive, But Tickets Are Still Reasonable

Vivid Seats

Even the Angels, at number 11, beat out the Dodgers in high price, Vivid Seats says. Their average ticket price was $51.

So the next time you're at Dodger Stadium sipping on a $10.25 cup of beer and enjoying the sublime SoCal weather, remember this: Life's not that bad.

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