Would you pay $35,000 so your family of 4 might watch the Dodgers elevate a championship banner for the primary time in 32 years?
Now you may. Possibly.
The home opener at Dodger Stadium is at all times a tricky ticket, even at full capability, with sellouts all however assured and high costs on the resale market. If the Dodgers can open their stadium to followers in the beginning of the season, seating capability can be considerably restricted, which means intense demand for tickets would meet an especially limited provide.
The Dodgers haven’t put single-game tickets on sale but, and so they do not but have permission to play earlier than followers. The Dodgers are working with the governor’s office and native public health officers on proposals for followers to attend video games, team president Stan Kasten instructed season-ticket holders in a video Friday.
The uncertainty has not stopped some season-ticket holders from itemizing home opener tickets for sale within the secondary market, together with StubHub and Vivid Seats.
On Monday afternoon, StubHub listed 20 tickets for sale for the April 9 home opener towards the Washington Nationals, at costs starting from $1,450 to $9,000, the latter value for a single seat on the reserve level.
Vivid Seats listed 94 tickets for sale, at costs starting from $445 to $8,644. That final value was listed for 3 completely different teams of tickets, all within the left-field pavilion.
The Dodgers should not the occasion selling any of these tickets, a team official said. (The Dodgers do put tickets on the resale market.)
Why would a resale website enable tickets to be sold with out figuring out whether or not followers will probably be admitted?
“It is our common practice on StubHub to post an event once the event date is officially announced and confirmed,” StubHub spokeswoman Jessica Erskine Finn said. “The events listed on our site are currently part of MLB’s official schedule.”
Dodger Stadium’s capability is listed at 56,000. If the Dodgers play to twenty% of capability — the preliminary step established under state tips — they might promote 11,200 tickets.
On Monday, the Dodgers declined to debate how they may allocate tickets under a limited-capacity setup. It’s potential that the seat a purchaser purchases today on the resale market won’t be available, with Main League Baseball directing groups to keep up social distance between teams of seats. It additionally is feasible that the seat a purchaser purchases today might be relocated elsewhere within the ballpark.
StubHub and Vivid officers said followers might request refunds if the seats they buy develop into unavailable.
On the air
The Dodgers said SportsNet LA, the team-owned cable channel, would air live broadcasts of each spring training sport. The Cactus League schedule opens Sunday.
The Dodgers’ radio properties, AM 570 (English) and AM 1020 (Spanish) additionally will air Sunday’s sport. The radio stations won’t air each spring sport, however the Dodgers said followers might entry a free streaming broadcast of each sport by accessing the iHeartRadio app, then looking for “AM 570 LA Sports.”
Under the league’s health and safety protocols, with fewer minor leaguers in camp, exhibition video games might be shortened to as few as 5 innings by mutual settlement of the managers. After the primary two weeks of spring video games, the minimum turns into seven innings.
Dustin May began 10 video games final season, tied for the team lead. He threw 56 innings, more than anybody on the team besides Kershaw. He put up a 2.57 earned-run common.
On nearly each other team, May can be a lock for the beginning rotation. On the Dodgers, he would have been combating for a spot even earlier than the team signed Trevor Bauer.
In a video convention Monday, May said he took news of the Bauer signing in stride.
“I was excited,” he said. “It’s always fun adding a Cy Young winner into the rotation.”