South Windsor, CT (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Demand for Pittsburgh Pirates tickets is as strong as ever – and that demand is undoubtedly a response to the Pirates’ first trip to the postseason in 20 years. Last year, the Pirates ended one of the longest playoff droughts in all of sports, defeating the Cincinnati Reds in the Wild Card round, before losing in the NLDS to the eventual National League champion St. Louis Cardinals. Now in 2014, Pirates fans are expecting success – and are willing to pay to see the Pirates in person.
Now in 2014, Pirates fans are expecting success – and are willing to pay to see the Pirates in person.
According to Ticket Liquidator, the demand to be there Opening Day at PNC Park has never been higher. In 2012, the average ticket price for Pittsburgh’s home opener was $63, but fans could get into the park for as a little as $25. In 2013, the average ticket price for Opening Day in Pittsburgh fell to %57 – and fans could snag a seat for $10.
That’s not the case in 2014. The average price for a ticket to see the Pirates host the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day is $78 – and the lowest price paid is $31, over three times the lowest price paid last season.
“Pirates fans have reason to be excited,” JP Starkey, Ticket Liquidator, sports specialist, said. “2014 marks the first time in two decades that Pirates fans head into the season expecting to make the playoffs. With Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, Gerrit Cole, Francisco Liriano anchoring the team, and with plenty of young, impact talent on the way, there’s reason for optimism in Pittsburgh,” Starkey added.
Monday, March 31, will mark the first time the Pirates open the season as defending playoff participants since April 6, 1993, when Tim Wakefield notched the win for the Pirates against the San Diego Padres. Francisco Liriano will have the honor for the Pirates, and he'll square off against Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs.
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