Though Troy Tulowitzki may find himself disagreeing, the Colorado Rockies have one of the best spring training experiences in baseball, and now we're learning it's also one of the most cost-effective ballpark outings you can find in March.
The Rockies have the sixth-cheapest spring training ticket prices in all of Major League Baseball, according to a new report from Vivid Seats. The Rockies, and their spring training partner Arizona Diamondbacks, are logging a $38 median ticket price for 2015; further, five of the seven cheapest places to see spring baseball are in the Cactus League.
"The Rockies have some of the cheapest spring training tickets right now," a spokesperson from Vivid Seats said exclusively to Purple Row. "Colorado’s proximity to Arizona makes the trip down south easier and less expensive, meaning Rockies fans have a great opportunity to see some games for less."
On the other end of the spectrum, fans of the Chicago Cubs will be seeing some games for more; the Cubbies have the most expensive spring training experience, with a median ticket price of $69. That price not only leads baseball, it's nearly 26% more expensive than the next-most costly spring outing to the Boston Red Sox's facility in Fort Myers, Florida.
"Spring training’s low prices, intimate setting, and warm locale make the games an ideal trip destination for escaping winter a few weeks early," Vivid Seats' spokesperson added.
It's not all good news for the Rockies right now, though; the club currently has the 12th-most expensive get-in price for Opening Day, when they will host the San Diego Padres on April 8, according to a separate report from Vivid Seats.
The defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals have the highest Opening Day get-in price at $221 for their home opener; beyond them, the Giants, Red Sox, Tigers and Orioles all have get-in prices north of $100.
The Atlanta Braves, at just $19, are the cheapest Opening Day draw in 2016, with the Twins, Marlins, and Astros all selling tickets for $25 or below, too.
Read more on spring and Opening Day ticket prices from Vivid Seats here and here.
The Rockies open their spring training slate on Wednesday and Thursday with a home-and-home (both at Salt River Fields) against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Each game starts at 1:10 pm MT.