Some Dodgers fans will have to pay $3 more for their mini-plans next season. (Jae C. Hong / Associated…)
The Dodgers have raised the price of some mini-plans by up to $3 per ticket.
The increases cover the top deck, reserved level and outfield pavilions. The Dodgers, coming off consecutive appearances in the National League Championship Series, have not raised mini-plan prices on other levels and have frozen season tickets for a second consecutive season.
The Dodgers last season offered a 15-game package on the top deck for $105. The team will charge $126 for a 14-game package next season.
The Dodgers froze single-game prices before last season but have not announced single-game prices for next season. The Dodgers are not expected to raise their payroll next season, but spokesman Josh Rawitch said revenue from ticket price increases will help offset rising business expenses beyond the player payroll. He said the Dodgers are offering four season tickets for the price of two on the field and reserved levels. The team has dramatically raised prices on some Dugout Club seats, which are sold on multiyear contracts.
The Dodgers' average ticket cost $29.66 last season, ranking behind the two New York teams, the two Chicago teams, the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals, according to Team Marketing Report.
"Despite the increases in some areas, our ticket prices are still very reasonable in a large market like Los Angeles," Rawitch said.
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