Running Down 2019 Spring Training Ticket Availability

Spring Training 2019To help you plan your Florida or Arizona trip, we’ve launched our overview of 2019 spring training ticket availability, focusing on three busy times to gauge how busy the ballparks will be for those seeking tickets.

We checked three busy times to monitor 2019 spring training ticket availability: opening weekend of Feb. 23-24, the weekend of March 9-10 and the weekend of March 16-17. If last year is any indication, attendance will start a little slowly at the end of February and then pick up steam by March 9. We checked availability for two ducats.

It’s no secret that 2018 was a slow one on the spring-training front, with attendance down pretty much across the board. It’s now looking like 2019 will be a much busier spring-training season, with ticket sales for several teams strong and running ahead of 2018. True, the earlier start to spring training in 2019 when compared to 2017 and 2016 is a drag, but it looks like interest in spring training is rebounding. With every MLB team now offering spring-training tickets for sale, here’s a rundown of availability:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Very limited seating in lower bowl for Feb. 23 home opener against the Rockies; very limited seating in lower bowl for March 9 game against the Royals; and extremely limited seating throughout ballpark for March 17 game against the White Sox. The Diamondbacks are a great spring draw and will end up selling out many games.

Atlanta Braves: Plenty of seating in lower bowl for Feb. 25 home opener against the Washington Nationals; very limited seating in lower bowl for March 8 game against the Philadelphia Phillies; limited seating in lower bowl for March 17 game against the Houston Astros.

Baltimore Orioles: Very limited seating for Feb. 23 opener against the Minnesota Twins; extremely limited seating for March 9 against the New York Yankees; six tickets remain for March 17 game against the New York Yankees. All three games are likely to sell out. Your best bet is to look to the aftermarket; we work with a third party on the ballparkdigesttickets.com site.

Boston Red Sox: Feb. 23 Grapefruit League opener against the New York Yankees is sold out; March 9 game against New York Mets is sold out; March 17 game against the Tampa Bay Rays is sold out. Your best bet is to look to the aftermarket; we work with a third party on the ballparkdigesttickets.com site.

Chicago Cubs: Good selection of seats for Feb. 23 opener against the Milwaukee Brewers; sellout between the dugouts for March 9 game against the Los Angeles Angels; only GA and Budweiser rooftop seats remain for March 17 game against the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs lead the Cactus League in attendance and sellouts, so look for the March 9 and 17 games to be sold out.

Chicago White Sox: Good selection for Feb. 23 opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers; good selection for March 10 game against the Oakland Athletics; limited selection in lower bowl for March 16 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cincinnati Reds: Plenty of availability for Feb. 23 home opener against the Cleveland Indians; good selection for March 10 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks; some sections sold out for March 17 game against the Cleveland Indians.

Cleveland Indians: Plenty of availability for Feb. 24 home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks; good selection for March 9 game against the Colorado Rockies; plenty of availability for March 18 game against the San Diego Padres.

Colorado Rockies: Only 12 seats between the dugouts for Feb. 23 opener against the Seattle Mariners; most of lower bowl sold out for March 10 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers; better availability for March 15 game against the Kansas City Royals.

Detroit Tigers: Good available for Feb. 24 game against the Philadelphia Phillies; lower bowl sold out for March 9 game against the Atlanta Braves; good availability for March 17 game against the Atlanta Braves.

Houston Astros: Plenty of availability for Feb. 24 home opener against the Atlanta Braves; plenty of availability for March 10 game against the Washington Nationals; plenty of availability for March 15 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Kansas City Royals: Plenty of availability for Feb. 23 home opener against the Texas Rangers; plenty of availability for March 10 game against the San Diego Padres; plenty of availability for March 16 game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Los Angeles Angels: Good availability for Feb. 23 home opener against the San Francisco Giants; good availability for March 10 game against the Seattle Mariners; good availability for March 16 game against the Cleveland Indians.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Lower bowl sold out for Feb. 24 home opener against the Los Angeles Angels; limited seats down the lines for March 9 game against the Seattle Mariners; very limited seats down the lines for March 17 game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Miami Marlins: Lower bowl mostly sold out for Feb. 23 home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals; plenty of good seats available for March 10 game against the Atlanta Braves; very limited seating for March 17 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Milwaukee Brewers: Plenty of availability for Feb. 26 home opener against the San Diego Padres; limited seating for March 10 game against the Chicago Cubs (field boxes sold out); good availability for March 16 game against the Colorado Rockies.

Minnesota Twins: Plenty of availability for Feb. 23 home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays; limited seating in lower bowl for March 10 game against the Toronto Blue Jays; lower bowl sold out for March 18 game against the Boston Red Sox.

New York Mets: Lower bowl mostly sold out for Feb. 23 home opener against the Atlanta Braves; very limited seating for March 10 game against the St. Louis Cardinals; most of lower bowl sold out for March 15 game against the Washington Nationals.

New York Yankees: Limited seating in lower bowl and under canopy for Feb. 25 opener against the Toronto Blue Jays; very limited seating throughout ballpark for March 10 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates; March 16 game against the Toronto Blue Jays is sold out.

Oakland Athletics: Plenty of good seats available for Feb. 23 game against the Chicago White Sox in all sections. Limited seating in lower bowl for March 9 game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Athletics are in Japan for the March 16-17 weekend.

Philadelphia Phillies: Limited seating down the lines for Feb. 23 opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates; very limited seating down the lines for March 9 game against the Toronto Blue Jays; March 17 game against the New York Yankees is sold out save SRO tickets.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Plenty of good seats available for Feb. 24 home opener against the Miami Marlins; plenty of good seats available for March 9 game against the Minnesota Twins; very limited seating available for March 17 game against the Boston Red Sox.

San Diego Padres: Plenty of availability for Feb. 24 home opener against the Chicago White Sox; plenty of availability for March 9 game against the Cincinnati Reds; plenty of availability for March 17 game against the Los Angeles Angels.

San Francisco Giants: Very limited seating for Feb. 24 home opener against the Chicago Cubs; very limited seating for March 10 game against the Texas Rangers; very limited seating for March 17 game against the Kansas City Royals.

Seattle Mariners: Plenty of availability for Feb. 23 game against the San Diego Padres; limited seating for March 10 game against the Cleveland Indians. The Mariners are in Japan for the March 16-17 weekend.

St. Louis Cardinals: Limited seating for Feb. 24 home opener against the Washington Nationals; only bleacher seating remains for March 9 game against the Houston Astros; very limited seating remains for March 15 game against the Houston Astros. These three games will likely sell out.

Tampa Bay Rays: Very limited seating for Feb. 24 game against the New York Yankees; very limited seating for March 10 game against the New York Yankees; plenty of seats available for March 16 game against the Minnesota Twins.

Texas Rangers: Plenty of availability for Feb. 24 opener against the Milwaukee Brewers; plenty of availability for March 9 game against the Chicago White Sox; plenty of availability for March 17 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Toronto Blue Jays: Lower bowl sold out for Feb. 23 home opener against the Detroit Tigers; lower bowl sold out for March 8 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates; lower bowl sold out, with limited availability in second level for March 17 game against the Minnesota Twins.

Washington Nationals: Plenty of availability for Feb. 23 home opener against the Houston Astros; plenty of availability for March 9 game against the Miami Marlins; plenty of availability for March 17 against the New York Mets.

To repeat: we’re seeing demand for spring-training tickets increase this year over last. If you can’t buy the ticket you want from MLB teams, consider shopping the aftermarket at the ballparkdigesttickets.com site.

Headed to spring training? Then check out our spring-training guides, covering Florida and Arizona. Available through August Publications!

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