AL East Fans are the Most Passionate in Baseball

SeatGeek's April 29th, 2010 MLB TicketBeat Report

The 2010 Major League Baseball season is nearly one month old, and at we're seeing some exciting trends around fan sentiment. As baseball fans, we wanted to know which division generated the most fan interest. Is it the AL East, home to the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees? Or is it the NL East, where four teams are within two games of the division lead? We analyzed tens of thousands of MLB ticket transactions to see which division and league had the highest ticket prices. Below, please find our results:

- AL East tickets sold for $97.99 on average, 41% higher than any other division. The Yankees and the Red Sox account for 81% of the ticket transactions in the AL East
- The AL Central and AL West generated the least amount of fan excitement. Both divisions had an average ticket price below $60.
- Powered by ticket prices in the AL East, tickets cost 23% more this year in the American League than in the National League.

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