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The Ballpark Pass and third-party sites like SeatGeek give White Sox fans cheap ticket options.
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Last year, I analyzed the Chicago White Sox Ballpark Pass to see if it would be worthwhile for fans to purchase. The conclusion was if fans weren’t going to attend at least 10 of the 16 games for $59, they would be better off just buying individual tickets on the third party sites.

For third consecutive season, the Ballpark Pass ticket plan is returning. Only for the month of April, it’s 11 home games (not including Opening Day) for $39 dollars. There is an option to add Opening Day to the package for $25 dollars. Seat locations will be random and digitally delivered to fans on the MLB Ballpark app. Not ideal to not know where you are sitting an hour before game time, but it’s a really low price point for 11 games.

Comparing to the third party market, it might be the best deal depending on your preferred ticket vendor. Below is the cheapest cost per game on third-party sites.

White Sox Ballpark Pass vs. Third Party Sites

Date Ballpark Pass StubHub SeatGeek Vivid Seats
Date Ballpark Pass StubHub SeatGeek Vivid Seats
4/5 $4.00 $11.00 $4.00 $6.00
4/6 $4.00 $11.00 $4.00 $6.00
4/7 $4.00 $11.00 $5.00 $7.00
4/8 $4.00 $11.00 $4.00 $7.00
4/9 $4.00 $11.00 $5.00 $7.00
4/21 $4.00 $11.00 $6.00 $9.00
4/22 $4.00 $11.00 $8.00 $9.00
4/23 $4.00 $11.00 $6.00 $9.00
4/24 $4.00 $11.00 $4.00 $6.00
4/25 $4.00 $11.00 $4.00 $6.00
4/26 $4.00 $11.00 $4.00 $6.00
Total $44.00 $121.00 $54.00 $78.00
Price includes fees

If you like using SeatGeek or Chicago-based Vivid Seats, the break even point is attending six to nine home games in April. When you factor in unpredictable April weather, and three of the 11 games are daytime weekday times, a fan might be better off just buying single-game tickets. For the fans who are planning on going to each of the weekend games plus the Thursday T-Shirt giveaway night, then I would recommend getting the package.

What caught my eye is StubHub being quite the outlier. The official third party ticket marketplace for Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox charges a hefty $5.02 service fee per ticket. If you bought the same tickets as the White Sox Ballpark Pass on StubHub, you would spend $55.22 in just fees.

The difference in fee cost is significant comparing to the other ticket platforms. Looking at the Friday, April 7th game against the Minnesota Twins, two tickets in section 548 row 1 on StubHub is $22.04. On SeatGeek, two tickets in section 548 row 2 is $10.00 because the service fee is just $0.83 per ticket.

Now, you have to pay attention to SeatGeek because they allow other vendors to sell tickets on their platform who have higher processing fees. It’s pretty easy to know who you are buying tickets from as they display the logo while shopping. As someone who has primarily used StubHub as my go to ticket resource, this has been a bit of an eye opener. I don’t know about you, but I would rather save the cash from processing fees and spend it on beer and elotes.