MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins, finally with some on-field success to build off, will raise their ticket prices slightly for the 2002 season.
The Twins, who will likely finish with their first winning season since 1992, had the lowest average ticket price ($9.55) in baseball this season -- according to Team Marketing Report. That probably won't change next year.
Here's the breakdown:
--Upper general admission tickets remain at $5.
--Upper club and lower general admission seats rise from $10 to $11.
--Lower reserved tickets will go up to $17, from $15.
--Lower diamond view and lower club seats will also increase $2. Most of those are sold as season tickets, but the per-game price of the diamond view seats rise from $18 to $20 and club seats will cost $22, up from $20.
"We're confident this keeps the Twins among the most affordable options in baseball," said Dave St. Peter, the Twins' senior vice president for business affairs.
Minnesota's surprising success -- the Twins were in first place for most of the first four months of the season -- has significantly boosted attendance. Entering Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians, the Twins had drawn 1,660,584 fans through 74 dates -- an average of 22,440 per game that puts them 12th in the American League ahead of Kansas City and Tampa Bay.
Last season, Minnesota had only 994,787 fans see its first 74 home games.
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