Opening day is often the most popular game day of the baseball season (bar the playoff and post-season games) and ticket prices and sales often reflect this, especially for the top baseball clubs like The New York Yankees, The New York Mets and even the Boston Red Sox. Ticket buyers should forget trying to get a discounted ticket on this day, as the baseball clubs could sell tickets for this day at ten times the face value and still sell out every seat in the stadium.
Baseball Teams Have Their First Scheduled Games of the Season
Baseball teams get to blow off the cobwebs of the winter during exhibition games that are played during spring training in the month leading up to Opening Day and the players and line up should be all squared away before opening day.
MLB Decides on the Official Baseball Opening Day
Opening day is when the major professional baseball leagues (The American League AL and The National League NL) begin their regular season scheduled games. This day is decided by the MLB and this day typically falls during the first week of April and can often roll to the second week of April, depending on the year. The earliest possible opening day for regular season games is March 28, but this date is rare. All major league teams will usually play on opening day, although some obviously not at home. Some teams may play the night before, depending on the schedule of other games that follow opening day, as Major League Baseball wants to ease the teams into the season, without forcing early injuries by playing too many back to back games.
What is the difference Between a Home Opener and Opening Day?
The home opener is the first time that a baseball team will play at home in the new season and in 50% of cases the team will play their home opener on opening day, but for the other teams, it is usually pretty soon afterwards.
Tickets for Opening Day and The Home Opener
Tickets for opening day and the home opener game are very popular and although prices are much priced higher for this game, the New York Yankees and The New York Mets could price these tickets far higher if they chose to, an still fill the stadium. Discount tickets for this game are unheard of, as people are just lucky to get any tickets at all for these games. The reason why these games are so popular is because opening day (or the home opener) is a very popular day for both the avid baseball fan and the casual ticket buyer, as everyone remembers the first game. Some of the highlights of the game is a new set of players and personalities that gives the sense of hope to fans that may have not been the recipient of good news in the past. The avid baseball fan will also be entertained with the other teams roster, which may also be a new set of players, with new expectations. This game is also very popular with families, particularly with father/son or grandfather/son/grandson groups, as this is a great memory that will not be forgotten quickly, as some of the regular in-season games may quickly blur in the memory.
There is only one opening day game per year and baseball fans will do whatever it takes to be there for it, as this is where family memories are made, regardless of the final score.
Discount Tickets for the Home Opener Mets and Yankees Games
Discounts for tickets to the home opener games are never available due to Yankees and Mets face value ticket pricing and the sell-out status that these games often get for the season opener game. By the time of the first pitch, there are never any tickets left available for any of the season opener games and late ticket buyers and other casual baseball fans are often squeezed out of the market.