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Dodger Stadium Opening Day Prices Soar After Signing Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani. Mookie Betts. Freddie Freeman.

Just take a second to think about those names being linked together. They are now all members of the Dodgers, and will likely be the top three hitters in the Dodgers’ lineup this coming season.

L.A. landing Ohtani has been the plan in motion for some time now, but it finally happened. The front office landed him for a record-setting $700 million contract over 10 years, and Ohtani figures to be a Dodger for the rest of his career.

This is the biggest signing in franchise history (and sports history). The Dodgers landed the big fish, but with Ohtani on the team, there will be some changes.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting the “get-in” price for Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on March 28 has soared since the news of the team signing Ohtani.

The price for the game will likely keep increasing, as will other games on the Dodgers’ schedule. The Dodgers are going to be one of the main attractions in all of sports now that they have Ohtani on the roster.

Fans will still pay what it takes to come to the ballpark each night and the stadium will continue to be packed. This is an exciting time for everyone and the fun is just getting started.

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.


  1. Sad I won’t be able to take my granddaughter to see her favorite team. Your more worried about the players then the fans.

  2. And you can bet cable bill’s on Spectrum will go up because of the exclusive contract with the Dodgers for people who don’t watch baseball!!

  3. All these people complaining about being priced out. Go any other time. Doesn’t have to be Opening Day. SMH.

  4. Looks like the dodgers bankrupted me with the signing of Ohtani …Looks like I’ll be watching Blue heaven on my TV …

  5. OK dodger fans get ready to pay more money For everything. i’m sorry I love that the Dodgers got him but these contracts are getting way out of control I mean really $190,000 a day for the next 10 years and then, for his first year as a dodger, he might not play at all due to his Tommy John surgery. his first year he won’t help the Dodgers too much after that we all better. Hope he’s productive player for the next 10 years. or else this will become one of the biggest scandals for the Dodgers.

  6. The Dodgers just wasted a million dollars on Ontani because he is not playing for the entire 2024 season. He will be back in 2025 season. Every game the ticket prices will keep going up thru the entire 2024 thru 2034 .

    1. Sort of. He will hit. But not really play baseball. He could conceivably go a full season without handling the ball. Is that playing baseball?

      Yes, he’s an extraordinary talent and seems to be a good guy too, but contracts like that are pushing people out of going to games. In a few years every game will be pay per view.

  7. There’s an article out there that said Ohtani’s signing will generate between $70-90 million in revenue outside of baseball. Dodgers will make $ in Japan by televising their games there. And more likely Dodger products will sell there as well. Advertisers are going to want in on the Ohtani signing. This are just 3 examples. So without increasing ticket prices, Ohtani’s salary is already paid for. So ticket prices soaring is just mere speculation on the writer’s part. It may remain the same..

  8. I remember when there was a walkout by Koufax/Drysdale for a increase request for a a $1000 each
    How the times have changed

  9. Whenever Dodgers fans go to buy a beer, peanuts, or a hot dog, pay for parking, or otherwise pay astronomical sums of money even compared to the already sky-high costs of last year, the catch phrase will be “Time to Pay Shohei.” I should trademark that and make T shirts.

    I just hope he doesn’t become injured and that becomes an even more bitter saying.

  10. 4 seat 4 hotdogs and drink 44 dollars at big A to see him play. THE ANGELS are the working mans team. Dodgers are woke just ask the Catholic Nuns.

  11. Otani should subsidize every ticket during 2024. The team that was “our boys in blue” — as the late John Ramsey used to say — YOUR Los Angeles Dodgers is now a soulless entertainment conglomerate. Say it with me: “I despair.”

  12. Take it easy people. The Dodgers have not raised ticket prices, single game tickets are not even on sale until March 28th. This is season ticket holders reselling tickets. There are a ton of sensationalist articles on the internet claiming ticket prices soar, no, resell ticket prices soar. If you are quick on March 28th, you will still be able to get a ticket at normal price. It will be more expensive then last year because retail ticket prices go up every year.

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