Heading into last season, the Phillies were the kings of the NL East, capturing the Division crown five straight times from 2007 through 2011. However, 2012 was a season fans would like to forget. 2012 was not only a down year for the Phils on the field, but it was a season that saw secondary market ticket prices tank as well. Heading into the season the average price for Philadelphia Phillies tickets at Citizens Bank Park were averaging $78/seat, but that price dropped all the way down to just $55 by the end of the season, their lowest average in three seasons. Not coincidentally, the sellout streak of 257 consecutive games was snapped in early August.
So far, however, prices have begun to rebound. According to TiqIQ, the current average price for a ticket a Citizens Bank Park in 2013 is $87, a 58% jump from last season. While this figure is naturally expect to dip as the season approaches, it still reflects a stronger sentiment for the upcoming season. Below, are some of the most expensive series for the upcoming season in Philly:
Currently, the single most expensive game of the year is not found in those five series, but it unsurprisingly Opening Day on April 5 against the Royals, where the average is $150 ($72 get-in).Prices will inevitably fall as the season gets closer and more tickets hit the secondary market, but prices should remain significantly higher than last season and more along the lines of the averages for 2011 and 2010, which were $73 and $68 respectively.
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