Would you like VIP seats to see major league baseball for just $38? Would outfield box seats for $20 get your family budget back in shape? That’s actually all you have to pay to see the Seattle Mariners play at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona this weekend.
The Major League baseball pre-season combines the best of both worlds: affordable spectator seats and affordable accommodations. Extended Stay America has executive suites with private kitchens between $55 and $125 per night in the area near the Peoria Sports Complex and several other MLB Pre-season venues. The San Diego Padres also play at the Peoria Sports Complex. The Chicago Cubs play in nearby Mesa, the Anaheim Angeles play in Tempe and the local Arizona Diamondbacks play on the other side of metropolitan Phoenix in Scottsdale.
Eastern teams play pre-season exhibition games in Florida, many in affordable destinations. The Pittsburg Pirates play in Bradenton and the Philadelphia Phillies play in Clearwater. Both cites are on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Extended Stay America offers weekend rate executive suites in Clearwater for just $109 per night.
While the MLB pre-season offers incredible values, tickets are still available for ALL of the pre-season exhibition games this weekend. But opening day box tickets for the Pittsburg Pirates’ home game against the Chicago Cubs are already sold out, even though single tickets cost $200 to $250. MLB Opening day in 2013 happens to be April Fool’s Day. What could be more appropriate for April Fool’s Day than paying $250 for a ticket to see a game that costs only $38 to see in a pleasant, sunny location?