The 2015 MLB All-Star Game will touch down at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 14. Featuring the best players in all of professional baseball, the 86th installment of the game will be held in the Blue Chip City for the fifth time in its elaborate history and first at Great American Ballpark. Online voting ends on Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. ET and has already exceeded 500 million votes, setting a record previously created in 2012 after 391 million votes were cast.

For those hoping to attend this year’s festivities in Cincinnati, tickets are setting new price highs on the secondary market. According to TiqIQ, the average secondary price for 2015 MLB All-Star Game tickets is now $996.88, easily making it the most expensive All-Star Game in at least the last six years. In fact, it is the only game that has owned a resale ticket average above $900 since the turn of the decade.

Don’t expect to sit in the nosebleeds for much cheaper. The get-in price for this year’s game is currently $415, which is also the most expensive it has been in recent years – and by a considerable margin. It is the only game that has owned a get-in price exceeding $400 since TiqIQ began tracking data in 2010. In 2012 Kauffman Stadium hosted the All-Star Game and then had the highest get-in price at $291, a 42.6% increase for this year’s game.


Prior to 2015’s showdown in Cincinnati, the most expensive All-Star Game came in 2013 at Citi Field in New York. For he first ASG held at the Mets’ then-four-year-old ballpark, ticket prices averaged at $883.44 on TiqIQ, marking a 12.8% jump for this year’s game 650 miles west at Great American Ballpark. This year’s game will likely break the $1,000 average once voting closes and lineups are finalized, which would be a new milestone in terms of ticket prices for the Midsummer Classic.

As it stands now, five Royals are in line to start for the American League on July 14. Salvador Perez, Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain all highlight the scorecard for the AL and are currently projected to start alongside Miguel Cabrera, Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout.

Three Cardinals currently round out the left side of the field for the National League, as infielders Chris Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta join leftfielder Matt Carpenter. Other notable starters for the NL include MLB batting average leader Paul Goldschmidt, Dee Gordon and Bryce Harper, who will be making his third All-Star appearance at just 22 years old.