Still want to go see the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Marlins Park Tuesday? Or the Home Run Derby Monday night? Not only are there still plenty of tickets available, you can even get in at a major-league discount.
The Miami All-Star Game is the cheapest of the past six seasons by a significant margin.
All-Star Game tickets on the secondary market are currently listed up to 52% below face value, according to event ticket search engine, TicketIQ.com.
Tickets purchased directly from Marlins.com are listed for $280 per ticket. Those same tickets are available on StubHub for as low as $145 each. Even better seats (Baseline reserved) that sold on the official Marlins site for $363 are now listed on StubHub as low as $185.
To put the diminished demand for Miami’s All-Star Game in perspective, the average ticket price is currently 42% below last year’s game in San Diego, and nearly 50% less than 2015 in Cincinnati, according to data from TicketIQ.com
"If current trends continue throughout the day, fans could potentially find tickets for under $100 by Tuesday,” says Ralph Garcia, Director of Social media for TicketIQ.
And it’s not just cheap tickets that make the All-Star Game at Marlins Park a relative bargain. MLB says approximately half of the fans that attend the game are from out of town, and they can still travel to Miami on a budget.
According to Priceline.com, Tuesday morning direct flights from all major cities are still readily available and a multitude of hotels in the Miami area still have vacancies at reasonable rates.
Low demand and slow ticket sales at Marlins Park are nothing new. The team has historically struggled with attendance, and this season, Miami ranks 3rd worst in MLB with an average paid attendance of 20,904.