Buy your MLB Opening Day tickets at TicketSmarter and never miss the first pitch of the season. The MLB defines Opening Day as the first day in the regular season of 162 baseball games where multiple teams start playing. As the official start to the Major League Baseball regular season, opening day in some cities is treated as a holiday. In Cincinnati home to the Cincinnati Reds, the annual Findlay Market Parade marches through downtown to thousands of cheering fans. Traditionally the first pitch for Opening Day has occurred at the Great American Ball Park in Ohio. In the past few years, all 30 teams have consecutively started their season on the same day. To avoid having the World Series played in early November, Opening Day has been pushed back from early April to the end of March. Games are typically played on Monday but in recent years have been played on Thursday or Friday in March. Be sure to buy your MLB Opening Day tickets through TicketSmarter, so you don’t miss any of the pageantries.
On Opening Day, the entire team, as well as all of the managers, are introduced to the fans; other games just the starting lineup and the team’s manager is introduced prior to the first pitch. Celebrities or notable retired team members usually throws out the first pitch on Opening Day. It’s an honor to be a pitcher on Opening Day. Yogi Berra once said, “A home opener is always exciting, no matter if it's home or on the road.” Don’t delay tickets for Opening Day sell out quickly.
At most 15 stadiums will be in use for Opening Day games, so the price of the tickets depends on the team’s schedule and who they are playing. For some teams, Opening Day tickets are not available without the purchase of other games. But at TicketSmarter, you can buy single-game tickets without any code or other special offers.
MLB Opening Day tickets range from $22 to $150. Whether you want to attend a game at Camden Yards or at Kauffman Stadium, you can easily find the best and cheapest seats when you buy your Opening Day tickets through TicketSmarter. There you can sort by price or location to find the best available seats.
To avoid having the World Series played in November, the Opening Day has started earlier each season. Typically games are played on Monday in April but in the last few years, the opening day games have been played on Thursday or Friday of the following week in late March. According to MLB, Opening Day is reserved for the first day where multiple teams play on the same day. Most of the time, the most notable game is the previous year’s World Series teams and played as a rematch. Whether you want to cheer on the Cleveland Indians or the St. Louis Cardinals, when you use the TicketSmarter events calendar, you can easily find all of the available Opening Day games. You can even sort by the city so you never miss a moment of live entertainment.
Once the upcoming baseball schedule has been announced, MLB Opening Day tickets typically go on sale shortly thereafter. If you want to spend the day at Yankee Stadium or RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, plan on buying your tickets after the World Series. Most tickets go on sale after FanFest held in late January.
The seating chart for Opening Day is the same as it would be for any other regular-season MLB game. If you want to be on the third-base line you can buy your tickets there. You can even buy your tickets behind home plate. The possibilities are endless.
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