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Astros opening day ticket prices are on the rise

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HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Houston fans celebrate after the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series during a Houston Astros World Series watch party at Minute Maid Park on November 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Houston fans celebrate after the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series during a Houston Astros World Series watch party at Minute Maid Park on November 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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Opening Day tickets for the Astros will cost you a pretty penny if you don’t have tickets already.

Less than a month away from the Astros first home game of the season, tickets are scarce. They sold out before tickets went public. If you want to buy opening day tickets, you have to do so on the secondary market. This makes the exchange brokers like Stub Hub and Seat Geek happy.

At the time of writing, tickets for the first game in Houston is $117 each for standing room only tickets. If you don’t mind sitting in the outfield deck, those tickets would cost you $150 each. View box tickets cost about $160 each. Mezzanine and bullpen tickets will cost you $225 each. Want to sit on the field level? Prepare to fork over $260 each.

Here we go again. It feels like the World Series all over again. If you want to see the World Series Champions banner being lowered, your gonna have to pay. Hopefully, you took advantage of season tickets or the presale through Astros.com.

There is a high demand for these tickets, like the playoffs, so the tickets will stay high if people pay for them. You will see the process fluctuate as the date nears, but most people will hold steady with the price. Early last week, prices started around $83 a ticket. They have now risen to about $117.

Buy now or later?

As the date nears, people could raise the price more. However, some people will panic and lower the process just to make sure they don’t lose the money they spent for the tickets. It’s similar to gambling if you wait, you could pay more. If you check the site at the right time, you could get a deal.

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The Astros won 101 games and the championship. Orange fever has struck Houston. They all want to be there to help the Astros celebrate the first championship in franchise history. On top of that, the Astros added Gerrit Cole to the equation. It’s a hot ticket; Minute Maid Park is the place to be April 2nd.

If the rotation holds up as expected, World Series hero Charlie Morton should be on the bump that night. George Springer should get a nice round of applause when he leads off the game. On a side note, tickets for the Rangers opening game are around $99 a ticket. Wonder if Astros fans are traveling up to Dallas to watch there?

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If opening day is not on your budget, tickets for Game 2 where they will have the ring ceremony, are still affordable. I’m excited, and I hope to see you out there if it’s in your budget. Time to start the back to back tour like Alex Bregman says.

***Prices are from StubHub.com***

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