Each year, elementary school students in Austin, MN attend a Minnesota Twins baseball game, but this season because the team has moved into the...

Each year, elementary school students in Austin, MN attend a Minnesota Twins baseball game, but this season because the team has moved into the new Target Field, ticket prices have skyrocketed. According to the Austin Daily Herald, the families of the students are being asked to pay $22 for a ticket, compared to $5 in 2009, the team’s last season in the Metrodome. Parents and school officials had been told by team representatives that the ticket price would be closer to $10 or $14, which the team attributed to miscommunication between the two parties. Those less expensive tickets were no longer available when the school put in the order. “Our inventory is just squeezed… And that’s the overriding issue,” Kevin Smith, the team’s executive director of public affairs, told the Austin Daily Herald. “We don’t ever want to turn away kids, especially school kids. This was all we could do.”