Just on your point on ticket prices over in the States mate.
When we were in New York a couple of years ago we got tickets to the Mets for $11 each. Now the seats were high enough in the stands but great seats with brilliant views etc on a Friday evening.
Now I'm not a huge baseball fan, football for me in US Sports so no idea if that's the norm or not.
Baseball is the one sport where you can get cheaper tickets depending on how well the team is doing. I don’t follow baseball that much but I was able to do that for a couple games about 10 years ago. For the most part, in demand tickets will never approach those levels.