The AL Central saw a race down to the wire with the division sending two teams to the playoffs and just one game separating 1st and 2nd place. Though the Twins weren’t part of that race, they’ll hope for some better luck in 2014. Thus far secondary market tickets for the Twins vs their AL Central counterparts carry an average asking price of $63, a 1.5% decrease from the 2014 home average of Minnesota Twins tickets. Secondary market trackers, TiqIQ will break down each series below:
Twins vs Royals
- Series average: $60.44
- Cheapest game: April 11th ($45 AVG)
- Most expensive game: August 16th ($78 AVG)
The Royals completed 2013 10 games above .500 for 3rd in the division, but still mark the cheapest tickets of any AL Central opponent. The April 11th game, which is the cheapest vs the division, also includes a poster giveaway for the first 20,000 fans.
Twins vs Tigers
- Series average: $61.60
- Cheapest game: April 25th ($53 AVG)
- Most expensive game: August 23rd ($75 AVG)
The Tigers narrowly beat out the Indians for the AL Central title in 2013, but fall just short of ticket demand vs Cleveland. The cheapest game of the series is April 25th, in which the first 10,000 fans will take home a free Fur Bomber Hat. The priciest is August 23rd in which the first 5,000 through the gate will get a Chuck Knoblauch HOF Collectors Pin as he’s elected into the Twins Hall Of Fame before the game.
Twins vs Indians
- Series average: $62.62
- Cheapest game: August 20th ($55 AVG)
- Most expensive game: September 19th ($76 AVG)
The Indians experienced a resurgence in 2013, and the road average price for Indians tickets has increased 91% to $89.92 in 2014. Their cheapest visit to Target Field comes August 20th in which the first 10,000 fans will take home a pair of flip flops. The most expensive game comes September 19th during the Twins annual fan appreciation weekend.
Twins vs White Sox
- Series average: $67.74
- Cheapest game: September 2nd ($59 AVG)
- Most expensive game: June 21st ($80 AVG)
Despite the Chicago White Sox finishing at the bottom of the division in 2013, they still remain the Twins biggest rival. At an average cost of $67.74, games against the White Sox come at a 6% premium over the Twins home average. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll break the bank on White Sox tickets. The cheapest meeting occurs September 2nd, the first of a two-game late season series and 8% below the season average. The most expensive series occurs June 19th through 22nd. The Twins will be giving away Harmon Killebrew Bobbleheads (along with post-game fireworks) on the 20th and kids Glen Perkins Jerseys on the 22nd.
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