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Oakland Athletics Face Defending World Series Champions For Most Expensive Tickets In July

The Oakland Athletics are showing a tendency to be able to rip off four or five wins in a row, but then give those games back by losing four or five consecutively as well. They have yet to find their footing this season, as the baseball calendar heads into July with the Athletics surprisingly in last place of the American League West division.

At 10 games under .500, the Athletics’ struggles can be pointed to their performance at home. They are on par with the rest of the league while playing on the road, being 20-21 as of July 1, but are nine games below .500 in games at the O.co Coliseum, with a 15-24 record in home contests.

Looking to improve their play at the Coliseum, below are the most and least expensive Oakland Athletics tickets on the secondary market for July according to SeatSmart.com.

Most Expensive: 7/24/2015 | San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics | AT&T Park | Average Price: $102.76 | Get-in Price: $37

7/25/2015 | San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics | AT&T Park | Average Price: $137.10 | Get-in Price: $48 | Hunter Pence Gnome

7/26/2015 | San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics | AT&T Park | Average Price: $108.11 | Get-in Price: $39 | Cowboy Hat Giveaway

The Athletics’ most expensive series is against the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The game on July 25 is the most expensive of the three with an average price of $137.10 and a get-in price of $48. The A’s had their first winning month of the season when June ended and are 9-8 against California teams this season (6-7 vs Angels and 3-1 vs Padres). It’s no surprise to see this Interleague series as the most expensive of the month for Oakland, as these two in-state rivals rarely see each other over the course of the regular season. A’s fans interesting in making the road trip can also take advantage of parking in San Francisco from ParkWhiz.com, which has parking spots for as little as $14 for each of the three contests.

7/7/2015 | New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics | Yankees Stadium | Average Price: $75.09 | Get-in Price: $11

The Athletics have been successful against the New York Yankees this season, albeit over a small sample size, going 3-1 in their four games played in 2015. The Yankees are one of the best power-hitting teams in the Majors and will look to put a few balls into the short porch when Oakland travels across the country to Yankees Stadium. Athletics fans who want to catch their team during their annual trip to New York can also save on NYC parking with ParkWhiz.com, as they have spots available for this game for as low as $10.

Least Expensive: 7/2/2015 | Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners | O.co Coliseum | Average Price: $36 | Get-in Price: $14

As mentioned earlier, the Athletics are going to have to start winning games at home to climb back into the playoff picture. Their least expensive game of the month is at the O.co Coliseum with an average ticket price of $36 and a get-in price of $14, when they take on the division rival Mariners, who have been just as disappointing this season. The Mariners are 1.5 games above the Athletics in the AL West, making this a critical series for Oakland if they want to get out of the division cellar.

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