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$90 for Spring Training Tickets? Welcome to the New Dodgertown PDF Print E-mail
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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 14 November 2008 22:59
Dodgers Glendale Complex

Dodgertown, West? Select the image above
to see in a larger view.

With the Dodgers leaving Vero Beach, Florida after 61 years, and heading to a bew $100 million facility in Glendale, Arizona, spring training for the Dodgers will cost as much as $90 for nearly 700 seats in the new facility.

(select the image to the left, or select this link to see more images and information on the new Glendale spring training facility for the Dodgers)

By comparison, the highest-priced tickets at Dodgertown in Vero Beach last season were $20. As reported by The AP, the Dodgers are touting amenities as part of the value-added with cost.

[Dodgers COO Dennis] Mannion said the $90 price includes free parking in the VIP section, which normally costs $10; a $20 coupon that can be used for food, beverages and merchandise; a different premium item such as a floppy hat or baseball hat at no charge, and complimentary water and sunscreen along with those fancy towels.

The Dodgers are charging $30, $26 and $24 for everything else between the bases, and $18 for reserved seats otherwise.

For those that are being hit by the downturn in the economy, 3,000 spots on the lawn outside the outfield fence for $8.

According to The AP, the top spring training prices last year were for the Boston Red Sox at $46 per seat behind homeplate. The lowest price for the best spring training seats were for the Reds and White Sox at $16.

The first home spring training game for the Dodgers is scheduled for March 1 against Brewers.

Maury Brown

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