Padres to raise ticket prices and make start times earlier in 2022

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The San Diego Padres will be raising ticket prices for both season ticket holders and the general public next season. Padres CEO issued a statement to season ticket holders in an email on Tuesday. It isn't yet clear how much the organization will increase ticket prices.

"Despite continually increasing payroll and making significant investments in the ballpark to improve your experience, we have not increased prices for renewing members during the last 5 years," Greupner wrote in the email. "You will see a price increase for the 2022 season for the first time since 2016 and it will affect all members." This news won't make long time season ticket holders very happy but it is somewhat expected due to the team's attendance numbers increasing and the product on the field being much improved.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Greupner said in his email that weeknight home games will begin at 6:40 pm instead of the usual 7:10 pm first pitch. This news, on the other hand, will likely be applauded because some families include children, who have school the next morning, or older folks, who don't like staying for four hour games on weeknights.

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