Toronto FC Tops MLS With Most Expensive Secondary Market Tickets

May 9 2014, 10:38pm CDT | by

Major League Soccer hasn’t yet made it into the same tier as the four main professional sports in the US, but it’s certainly gaining steam. Since its first season in 1996, the MLS has been gaining both teams and fans to its current league structure of 19 teams in the US and Canada.

MLS is also growing by attracting new teams to enter the league. Within the next three seasons three, and possibly four, teams will be entering the league as expansion franchises. Orlando City Soccer Club is currently a member of the USL Pro soccer league, but will become an MLS franchise starting in the 2015 season. The other three expansions will all come with famous owners. The ownership groups of the New York Yankees and Manchester City will bring NYCFC to MLS in 2015 as well. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank will be bringing a franchise to Atlanta starting in the 2017 season and former MLS star David Beckham will be involved with a future franchise in Miami.

According to TiqIQ, the demand for tickets this season on the secondary market has also been growing for current MLS teams. Of the 19 teams in the league, 16 saw an increase of the average ticket price from 2013 to 2014. Two of the three teams to not see an increase had no change from year-to-year. With the MLS able to bring international stars like Thierry Henry as well as domestic players such as Landon Donovan, the league has been able to have recognizable faces as the stars of the league. That can also help in big market cities such as Los Angeles and New York.

Around this time of year, MLS can also see a boost from the demand for World Cup tickets, which starts in June, and even other international events like the UEFA Champions League Final on May 24.

The following are the the current MLS teams ranked by their 2014 secondary market average for home games, along with their year-to-year price change from the 2013 season.

Most Expensive MLS Teams At The Ticket Booth In 2014

 
 
 

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