EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — Friday was Opening Day for the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team in El Paso.
The ticket prices for the games have gone up.
The prices for Opening Day and for games for the weekend have increased compared to past years.
The El Paso Chihuahuas general manager Brad Taylor says the price is going up due to demand.
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"They’re typically $7-$45 and things can be priced dynamically based on the demand or premium games like the 4th of July or opening night tonight," said Taylor.
"Costs have gone up over 10 years I mean look at the prices of paying employees to be here food costs insurance costs everything‘s risen," said Taylor.
According to the El Paso Chihuahuas website, there are some last-minute tickets available for the Opening Day game. Prices range anywhere from $24 to as high as $80 per person.
Prices for the home weekend game also show similar prices, depending on the section.
The cheapest tickets are the grass seats for the weekend which are $20 for Saturday and $16 for Sunday.
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Some fans said despite the higher prices the food and the game make it worth it.
"In the past, they were about $30.32 so it’s just I guess everything‘s going up," said a fan.
"They usually are roughly about five to $10," said another fan.
"We love baseball so if it goes up a little bit that’s OK we support the community we support the Chihuahuas we love them," said an El Pasoan.
"It’s expected everything else is more expensive so we enjoy the game so it doesn’t matter," said another El Pasoan.
"I’m expecting it you know normal prices across the nation are going up so I expect to pay a little bit more in price," said a fan.
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