The Los Angeles Angels had a disappointing season in 2013 after hoping for big contributions from players like Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton. With a improved year from those two and another MVP-worthy season from Mike Trout, the Angles could find themselves back in the playoffs. Angels spring training tickets at Tempe Diablo Stadium have an average price of $49. The top five games of the spring all come against National League teams.
3/17/14 vs San Francisco Giants | Avg. Price $60.21 | Get-in Price $27
San Francisco also had a disappointing season in 2013 and, like the Angels, will be using spring to rebound from last season. Although it’s the most expensive game of the spring, this is a split squad game for the Angels, with the other half of the team in Mesa to take on the Cubs.
3/24/14 vs San Francisco Giants | Avg. Price $55.97 | Get-in Price $27
The next game against the Giants a week later has a cheaper average price, the same get-in price and will feature the full spring roster. This could be a better deal for fans hoping to see most of the main players who will break camp with the team.
3/6/14 vs Los Angeles Dodgers | Avg. Price $54.39 | Get-in Price $28
Even in spring, the battle of Los Angeles teams is a big attraction. The Dodgers, who continue to improve both financially and on the field, bring the highest get-in price of the spring for the Angels.
3/7/14 vs Chicago Cubs | Avg. Price $53.31 | Get-in Price $24
The game against the Cubs will also feature a split squad, with half the roster heading to Scottsdale to play the Rockies. While it’s not guaranteed all the big league names will stay at the home stadium, it could be a good chance for fans to see more of the young talent coming through the farm system for both teams.
3/8/14 vs Arizona Diamondbacks | Avg. Price $53.15 | Get-in Price $18
This saturday afternoon game holds the lowest get-in price of the top spring training games for the Angels. This will be the first time Mark Trumbo and Tyler Skaggs could face their old teams after the three-team trade this offseason.
The Angels will hope the direction in the spring will jump start a rebound season in 2014. If all goes well, the team will be leaving Tempe at the end of March with pieces set up to be a serious contender in the American League.