Success of Blue Jays increasing ticket prices, fist bumps
Things are going well for the Toronto Blue Jays right now, to say the least.
After beating the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, the Jays have won 11 straight and 14 of 15.
Their success is driving fans to the ballpark, according to the Windsor Star.
The average cost to see Toronto ace David Price start against the Yankees today climbed to $91 during the past week. The average price is $103 for Saturday’s game and $87 for Sunday. Two weeks ago, a ticket for Friday’s game in the upper bowl at Rogers Centre overlooking the outfield cost $13. That same ticket has now climbed to $56, meaning just to get in to the stadium the price has more than quadrupled since the beginning of August. The lowest price isn’t any cheaper on Saturday ($60) or Sunday ($58).
In addition to higher ticket prices, pitcher R.A. Dickey is seeing an increase in fist bumps per day, as well.
“I think I’ve fist-bumped more strangers than I’ve ever fist-bumped in my life,” he told the Windsor Star before Thursday’s game. “Today I walked down from Air Canada Centre to Rogers Centre and I think I fist-bumped four people this morning on the way to work that I’d never seen before in my life. That kind of stuff is happening more and more.”
(h/t Windsor Star)