Friday, April 18, 2014

Dodgers-Diamondbacks Ticket Preview

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Dodgers Tickets For Weekend Series vs DBacks 44% Below Season Average

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series this weekend. Starting Friday night, fans looking to catch the Dodgers take on Paul Goldschmidt and the D-backs at Dodger Stadium will find below season average ticket prices on the secondary market. The Dodgers schedule has the two teams meeting seven times this year and Yasiel Puig and company will look to take as many games as they can from the divisional opponent Diamondbacks.

Arizona will look to end a six-game losing streak tonight in Los Angeles when Wade Miley takes the mound against Zack Greinke. The average price for Friday night's game is $67, which will mark the most expensive game of the series.

The average price for the Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks tickets across the weekend will be $33. This is 44% lower than the seasonal average ticket price for when the D-backs visit Dodger Stadium, which is set at $58.95. The two teams opened the baseball season in Australia in late March, with the Dodgers sweeping the Diamondbacks in three games. The clubs have met once more since then and had similar results, as the Dodgers took three games from the Diamondbacks in Arizona last weekend.

Though this weekend’s series will not feature Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on the mound, several seasoned veterans will step up and hope to maintain their perfect record against the D-backs this year. Saturday night will feature Dan Haren pitching for the Dodgers against his former team while the D-backs will introduce rookie Mike Bolsinger, who will be making his first big league start. Sunday afternoon’s game will include Dodger vet Josh Beckett going against reliever-turned-starter Josh Collmenter.

With power in their offense and an elite pitching staff, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be a threat in the National League this year. This weekend will mark the third time the Dodgers have faced the Diamondbacks, with Los Angeles taking each of the six games they’ve played so far.

Paul Goldschmidt and the Diamondbacks will look to salvage an already turbulent season this weekend against the Dodgers. The average ticket price for Saturday’s Dodgers vs Diamondbacks game is $45.03, but fans hoping to get to Dodger Stadium this weekend will find that Sunday’s game has the cheapest tickets of the series available on the secondary market, set at just an average of $19.

If the Dodgers continue playing like the championship caliber team that they are projected to be, fans will see great deals on tickets for this weekend’s series at Dodger Stadium.