The Atlanta Braves are one of the more intriguing teams in the National League in 2014. The current leader in the NL East by a game and a half over Washington, the Braves are among the worst hitting teams in the entire MLB ranking near the bottom in runs, on base percentage and batting average. In all three of these categories, the Braves rank 25th or lower which brings up the question of how can they be so poor at the plate but still the best in their division?
The answer is of course 60 feet away on the pitching mound. From there, the Braves are the best in all of baseball, having a total team ERA of just 2.82 nearly one entire point lower than the Major League average of 3.81. Leading the charge for Atlanta is upstart Julio Teheran who has an incredible 2.20 ERA on the season going 2-3 so far at the young age of just 23.
Teheran is just one of a slew of talented young players on the Braves who will be the foundation of this team for years to come with players like Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons among others. These players have allowed for the Braves to be one of the top teams in the league over the past few seasons which in turn has caused prices for Braves tickets to increase by 30% for the 2014 season.
Currently, the average ticket price for all Braves home games is $69. The top five most expensive games for the Braves this season are all well above Atlanta’s season average, ranging anywhere from $89 to $115. Next week, the Braves will welcome the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox to Turner Field. Th series features two of the three most expensive games of the year for Atlanta. The first game of the series takes place Monday and is the hottest ticket of the season at Turner Field with an average ticket price of $115. Tuesday’s game is the third most expensive at an average price of $96.
If you’re looking to see the Braves play, as well as some additional entertainment, Atlanta’s three other most expensive games of the year will be able to provide that. On August 30th, the game against the Marlins is their annual US Navy Celebration and fourth most expensive game at Turner Field with an average price of $94, but a very low get-in price of just $6.
Rounding out the top five games of the season is the Braves September 19th and 20th matchups against the Mets. September 19th’s game (average price of $93) will feature post-game fireworks and then a day later the Future Stars Night (average ticket price of $94) will take place. Luckily for Braves fans, there’s no shortage of talent and entertainment on and off the ballpark at Turner Field this year so make sure to buy Braves tickets now!