MLB average ticket prices - 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, but decreasing, share of the total revenue for all MLB teams. The Boston Red Sox averaged 177.5 million U.S. dollar in gate receipts from 2009 to 2016. Annual ticket sale of the New York Yankees were between 245 and 320 million U.S. dollars during this period. In 2016, the New York Yankees announced their highest revenueto date, around 526 million U.S. dollars. The Los Angeles Dodgers came in second on the MLB revenue table in 2017, with about 462 million U.S. dollars.