Average MLB ticket price - additional information
During the 2016 MLB season, the league-wide average ticket price stood at 31 U.S. dollars. This marks an increase of approximately 8 U.S. dollars from the price in the 2006 season. The most expensive ticket on average in the league cost nearly 55 U.S. dollars during this season, sold by the Boston Red Sox. The New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs are slightly behind at roughly 51 U.S. dollars, almost three times as much as the most affordable ticket in the league sold by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ticketing revenue makes up a considerable share of the total revenue for all MLB teams. The Boston Red Sox averaged 170 million U.S. dollar in gate receipts from 2009 to 2015. Annual ticket sale of the New York Yankees were inbetween 250 and 320 million U.S. dollars during this period. In 2015, New York Yankees announced its highest revenue of 516 million U.S. dollars, constituting 16 percent of the overall revenue in Major League Baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants came in second and third on the MLB revenue table in 2015, with about 440 million U.S. dollars and almost 410 million U.S. dollars in revenue respectively.