The Tigers announced their 2007 ticket prices, and as expected there were some increases. This only makes sense as the American League Champion Detroit Tigers are surely a better ticket than the xx consecutive losing season Detroit Tigers. And even though there were increases, they were modest.
Ticket prices for the entire upper level of the ballpark will remain the same in 2007 and have not changed since the ballpark opened in April of 2000. Total seating capacity at Comerica Park is 41,070 and over 11,000 of those seats are priced at $15 or less.
For the upcoming 2007 regular season, the On-Deck Circle ($65), Infield Box ($40), Outfield Box ($30), Right Field Grandstand ($20) and Pepsi Bleacher ($10) areas have all been increased.
The ten remaining seating price areas are unchanged for next season. Those seating areas include the Tiger Den ($60), Terrace ($35), Club Seats ($25), Upper Box Infield ($20), Upper Box RF ($20), Upper Box LF ($20), Pavilion ($15), Mezzanine ($15), Upper Reserved ($12) and Skyline ($5).
Fans with full and partial season ticket plans in 2007 will continue to see a discount of up to 40% off the regular ticket price, based on seat location. Season ticket packages of 81, 41 and 27 games will be available in 2007 and include Opening Day tickets, complimentary food vouchers and post-season ticket priority.
The areas that increased all appear to have increased by $5, with the exception of the Bleachers which increased by $2. Those seats that increased were a pretty good value for the most part. While I typically didn’t spring for the infield box or Tiger Den seats, I did enjoy the bargains on Outfield Box and the Grandstand. The Grandstand seats always seemed to sell quicker than the rest, and I have a feeling would have been increased regardless of the teams’ outcomes.
Also of note, the 21 game packages are gone in favor of 27 game packages.
I have to say I’m happy about this. Mike Ilitch gets additional revenue, yet it is still affordable for a family to head down for a game.