Amazing Deal: Grab Lower-Level MLB Tickets for Just 5K Capital One Miles!

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Amazing Deal: Grab Lower-Level MLB Tickets for Just 5K Capital One Miles!

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Earlier this year, Capital One rolled out a brand new Capital One Entertainment portal, promising travelers with cards like the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card exclusive access to sports, food, and entertainment tickets. And thanks to the bank's recent partnership with Major League Baseball, there's an incredible deal using your Venture Miles on baseball tickets.

You can book lower-level, dugout box seats to select MLB games games for just 5,000 points apiece! You won't find this deal at every single game – inventory is limited – but we're still seeing tickets at these ultra-low rates for games through the summer. After first releasing tickets only for games through May, we're now seeing 5,000-mile tickets available through July … and we hope August and September games will be bookable soon as well. And they're available at every stadium in the country, though some like Yankee Stadium might be harder to book before tickets disappear.

So just how good of a deal are these tickets available for 5,000 miles? Really, really good.


A Firsthand Look from the Dugout Seats

When this partnership first launched back in April, I booked four tickets at Target Field to watch the Minnesota Twins play the Detroit Tigers at home for 5,000 Venture Miles each. To give some perspective, a few days before the game, seats in this same section were going for around $150 each.

We went to the game Tuesday night. Here's the view from our seats.

Capital One Target Field Tickets 

These special seats available through Capital One are some of the best in the house, no matter which stadium you're at. Capital One's exclusive ticket inventory at Target Field is in the 11th row of section 13 just above the visiting team's dugout.

Capital One Ticket Map 

If paying cash for four of these seats, you're looking at a minimum of around $300 … and that's before taxes and fees. You might do a little bit better on secondary markets like Stubhub and SeatGeek, but you're not going to do better than free using Capital One Venture Miles.

If you're not a Twins fan or are located in another city, don't fret. All 30 MLB teams are participating in this promotion. From the Yankees to the Padres and every stadium in between, you can book tickets through July with your Capital One miles. And as mentioned, games in August and September should be bookable soon.


How to Find Great MLB Tickets via Capital One

As great as this deal is, it won't be available for every game on the schedule. But you'd be wise to search sooner rather than later.

Capital One appears to have just four of these top-notch, lower-level tickets available for 5,000 miles at each game. Once those tickets are sold, you'll see far more options for seats you can book all around the stadium … but at a much worse redemption rate.

To start, you'll need to log into your Capital One online account. Once on the home page, you'll want to click “View Rewards.” From here, you'll want to select “Redeem for experiences.” This should bring you to the Capital One Entertainment homepage.

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Once you land on the Capital One Entertainment homepage, you should see a section for MLB Single Game Tickets. And once you click on that, you'll be given the option to shop by team. Remember, all 30 MLB teams are available with exclusive Capital One ticket inventory.

Cap One Entertainment Single Game Tickets 

I chose the Minnesota Twins and started looking at tickets. When this promotion first launched, Capital One had four tickets available for each game through May. They have since opened up games through July, but you won't find lower-level tickets for cheap at every single one – once they're gone, they're gone. So how do you find games that still have exclusive ticket inventory available? You'll need to do some searching which will take a bit of trial and error. But here is what you are looking for.

Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 

Once you click the get tickets button on any of the games, you'll get to a screen as you'll see below. If Capital One's exclusive ticket inventory is still available for that game, it will be the only option you'll see. These are the tickets you want. As you can see below, the Rays vs. Twins game on Saturday, June 11 still has two of these tickets available.

Capital One Tickets 

If you find a game that doesn't have any of these 5,000-mile tickets available, you'll see far more options … at a much worse deal. As you can see, there are plenty of tickets you can book with miles, but they will be tied to the standard redemption rate from Capital One Entertainment: Every Venture mile will be worth .8 cents. So a $100 ticket will cost you 12,500 miles. That's not nearly as good of a deal, and far less than what you can get by redeeming for travel.

Capital One Full Ticket Inventory 

By doing a quick scan of Minnesota Twins games that are currently available for booking in Capital One Entertainment, I was able to find exclusive ticket inventory for the games on May 26, June 10, 11, 12, 17, 22, 23, 24, 26, and July 1, 2, 3, 17. And after poking around games for a few other teams, there are still plenty of games available at these rates.

Capital One plans to release games in August and September as well as postseason games in the coming months.


Bottom Line

Baseball fans with Capital One miles have access to some fantastic lower-level tickets at an insane value! Right now, fans can spend just 5,000 miles per ticket to sit in premium lower-level seats, including dugout seats at all MLB ballparks. It's a bit of an off-the-wall points and miles redemption, but a fun one nonetheless.

It's the fantastic byproduct of the new MLB-Capital One partnership and has created a phenomenal value for sports fans looking to take in a ballgame this year.


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5 Responses

  • Nick, thanks for the suggestion but after looking into this I don’t think I could recommend it to anyone. Capital One’s website is painful to navigate through. Barely any filters (it shows every sport – can’t filter by sport) and you have to continually click show more to get the next 9 (?)3 results. Plus, if you are lucky enough to find some of these great deals, you are going to toss your cookies when you see the fees. One example was a ticket for 9750 miles (not too bad), but take a look at the fees: Service Fee $23.79, Delivery fee (to my mobile phone – seriously) $7.50, Tax $11.34 for a grand total of 15078.75 miles. Whoa! Same ticket thru MLB website $98.00 plus fees of $9.00 plus tax. By the time you pay the fees, any advantage of the deal is gone. Fees are much lower buying direct. Unless you are looking to burn miles, there doesn’t seem to be much value by the time all is said and done. Of course YMMV.

    • Dave, I think you missed the point of this post. Those are not the tickets we are suggesting buying. You should be looking at the tickets for 5k miles each. Fees on these are minimal. Also, if you follow the instructions in the post, you can filter it specifically by the MLB team you are interested in.

  • I picked up the 4 tickets for one of the June Twins/Yankees game in Minneapolis – same seats as yours I think. Right now, tickets in section 13 are $156 per ticket plus fees. I found it pretty easy – but I think there might only be 4 tickets per game. As soon as I got mine, a friend tried for the same game and no 5,000 seats were available for that day. I got all 4 for 22,000 miles (including fees).

    • You are correct. There are only 4 of these seats per game. Once they are gone, they are gone.

  • Is there another promotion going on? I got tickets in April for my daughters birthday – she loved it! They just sent me more tickets for two games in August and I didn’t purchase more. It doesn’t look like spam, so I’m confused. Just wondering if you’ve seen anything else out therre.

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