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Hopper and Vivid Seats: Travel and Ticket Guide to Home Run Derby and MLB All-Star Game

July 13, 2022 by Stephen Spiewak

MLB All-Star Weekend comes to Los Angeles in 2022 for the first time in more than 40 years.

Baseball’s brightest stars descending on Hollywood have made both the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game the hottest tickets in more than a decade, according to the data.

Vivid Seats has teamed with the travel app Hopper to help baseball fans plan their weekend watching the Midsummer Classic.

Finding Flights

On average, last-minute airfare to Los Angeles (LAX) costs $466 per round trip ticket.

Fans in Texas can take advantage of flights that are cheaper than those departing the Midwest and East Coast, with flights from Dallas and Houston averaging $322 and $348, respectively. Check out the interactive map below to explore flights from across the U.S.:

By arriving in Los Angeles on Sunday or Monday, travelers can save money on hotel stays avoiding Friday and Saturday nights, which typically are most expensive. Rental cars (a necessity to get around in Southern California) are available for as little as $62 a day.

All-Star Game Tickets

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is the most in-demand MLB All-Star Game ticket in more than a decade:

  • 2022 (Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles) - $674 average price, sold ticket 
  • 2019 (Progressive Field – Cleveland) - $589 
  • 2014 (Target Field – Minneapolis) - $529 
  • 2015 (Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati) - $523 
  • 2013 (Citi Field – New York) - $495 

The get-in price is $225, while seats behind home plate are going for upwards of $4,000.

Home Run Derby Breakdown

With Mets slugger Pete Alonso looking to win his third consecutive title, this year’s Home Run Derby is the hottest ticket in more than a decade:

  • 2022 (Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles)  - $501 average price, sold ticket
  • 2019 (Progressive Field – Cleveland - $389 
  • 2018 (Nationals Stadium –Washington, D.C.) - $312 
  • 2012 (Kauffman Stadium –Kansas City) - $284 
  • 2014 (Target Field – Minneapolis)  - $282 

Souvenir Seats

At the Home Run Derby, everyone is hoping to catch a souvenir home run ball. Vivid Seats analyzed price data, exploring the change in ticket price data section by section, to determine where home runs balls are most likely to land based on the surge in ticket price:

Wondering which seats will offer you the best bet for a potential catch? Section 303, a sweet spot for right-handed pull hitters, represents the hottest Home Run Derby section, followed by Section 305. Two-time defending champion Pete Alonso, who seeks his third consecutive title this year, launched a round tripper in that exact vicinity last month:

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