Rockies Ticket Prices Not Nearly As High As Their Batting Average

The Colorado Rockies began the season as the best hitting team in the major leagues and continue to do so as they lead every major category – Runs, BA, Home Runs OBP, Slugging pct.  Basically you name it and the Rockies are probably the best in the league at it. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that they play their home games at Coors Field in Denver which the elevation has the effect of balls traveling further than at other ballparks

When at Coors Field the Rockies hit .353 as a team, but when they are on the road that number falls by 100 points to .258, placing them ninth among all teams and fourth in the NL. While their batting average at home is 36.8% higher at home their ticket prices at home are actually less than their road average by 41.6%, at an average price of $56.14 for their home games compared to $79.52 for road games.

The Rockies top game this year will see them retire longtime first baseman and future Hall of Famer Todd Helton’s jersey after spending his entire 17 year career with the organization, the first player to receive such an honor from the team. While with the Rockies, Helton blasted an impressive 369 homers while hitting .316 lifetime and becoming a fan favorite. It is for these reasons that when the Rockies retire his #17 against the Reds on August 17th, it will be the most expensive game of the season at Coors Field averaging $130 for Rockies tickets.

Aside from this game the Rockies only have two others that average over $100 for tickets. The Rockies second and third priciest games of the season come in back to back nights on July 3rd and 4th against the Los Angeles Dodgers and feature postgame fireworks in honor of America, averaging $100 and $106.97 respectively. The remaining game that is going for more than $70 is their July 25th matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates and reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen. At 35% above the Rockies home average, this game is the fourth most expensive of the season for a mean price of $75.95 with a very reasonable get-in rate of just $9.

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