Atlanta Braves are the National League’s Hottest Ticket
By Fred Owens
Atlanta Braves fans love their team, and baseball fans everywhere want to watch them play, making them the hottest ticket in town.
The Atlanta Braves announced last Monday that A-List 2023 that season ticket sales end tomorrow to ensure single-game tickets remain available during the season. If that sounds new, it is. Never in the team’s history have the Atlanta Braves stopped selling season tickets before the season started.
"“We are now focused on ensuring that more of our fans who only come to one or two games are able to buy seats, so we encourage our fans to purchase their tickets sooner rather than later for the games they want to see.”"- Atlanta Braves CEO Derek Schiller
Last season 3,129,931 fans attended a game at Truist Park, sixth on the all-time attendance list in franchise history; that’s the most in 23 years, and the team projects they’ll fly past that make this year.
- 1993 – 3,884,720
- 1997 – 3,464,488
- 1998 – 3,360,960
- 1999 – 3,284,897
- 2000 – 3,234,304
- 2022 – 3,129,931
- 1992 – 3,077,400
(Data from the Atlanta Braves Franchise page on Baseball-Reference.com)
Atlanta Braves Hottest NL Tickets - StubHub
According to a press release I received from StubHub this morning, only tickets to see the Yankees are in higher demand, and the Braves offer the best value among contending teams.
- New York Yankees
- Atlanta Braves
- St. Louis Cardinals
- Boston Red Sox
- Philadelphia Phillies
- New York Mets
- Chicago Cubs
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- San Diego Padres
- San Francisco Giants
StubHub's 2023 Top In-Demand MLB Teams*Ranking based on ticket sales as of 3/16 for 2023 MLB games.
Braves fans love their team of young, exciting players, and despite the Tweets of jealous fans of other teams, StubHub says it isn't just Braves fans who want to see them play.
- Braves sales are trending at their highest ever in StubHub’s MLB Season Previews – 50% above last year when they earned the #1 spot.
- Their series with the Red Sox is the #2 best-selling of all “natural rivals” series.
- The average price of tickets sold for the Braves, however, is only the sixth highest in the league, making them arguably the best deal.
- Buyers from 48 states and 11 countries are driving sales.
That’s a Wrap
Atlanta Braves skyrocketing attendance is more impressive when you consider that a sellout at dear old Turner Field meant spending time with 49,586 of your closest friends, while Truist Park can shoehorn in only 41,084.
The message is clear, if you want to see your Atlanta Braves, get your tickets early because even if tickets are available in secondary markets during the year, they won’t be plentiful or inexpensive.