I understand one part of this, but I’m not sure I understand the other:
The average ticket price to the Major League Baseball All-Star game in St. Louis is down more than 50 percent from last year, while the ticket price to the Home Run Derby is up more than 9 percent.
The average ticket to the All-Star game July 14 is $679, down from $1,460 last year when the game was played in New York, according to RazorGator.com, a ticket market site. The average ticket price to the July 13 derby, where the league’s top hitters square off to determine who can hit the most home runs, is $491 this year, up from $449 last year.
New York is obviously a different place than St. Louis so I understand the ticket price dropping, but I would have expected to see a decline in the Derby ticket prices too.
Did Josh Hamilton’s display from last year make it a much bigger event, or are people In St. Louis just entertained by different things?