Those pictures are a tad misleading, because the prices pictured include some of the Ticketmaster fees. Set those aside, and you have:
- $30 for Top Deck, a 200% markup on the $10 base price.
- $35 for the LFP, a roughly 100% markup on the $17 base price.
- $45 for Lower Reserve, a 125% markup on the $20 base price.
That's NUTS. Is this new for 2012? The last Opening Day I bought individual tickets for was 2010, and those were priced the same as any other game. Is it common across baseball to gouge for Opening Day? Is this one last money grab for Frank on his way out the door?
It's also pretty sad that we're just a couple weeks away and there are still this many tickets available. The last thing this team's image needs is empty seats on Opening Day.