With the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers facing off in the World Series, it should surprise no one that ticket prices are through the roof. The Red Sox and Dodgers are two of the most popular franchises in baseball, and this matchup has been over 100 years in the making. If you want to see it in person, it’s time to grab a hammer and break apart that piggy bank.
According to TicketIQ, the average price of a Fenway Park World Series ticket on the resale market is $1,718. That’s the fifth-highest average price of this decade. Games 1 and 2, the cheapest games of the series, are averaging about $1,000 per ticket. But that’s only an average — tickets for good seats are going for astronomical prices. The Boston Globe reported that someone bought two front row seats next to the visitor’s on-deck circle for a staggering $10,000 each.
Prices are a little different at Dodger Stadium, which has a capacity of 56,000 — over 18,000 seats larger than Fenway. There are more tickets available at Dodger Stadium than at Fenway, so the prices are lower. The average price for Games 3, 4 and 5 is $1,290, down 54 percent from the 2017 World Series.
That average price dip from 2017 to 2018 doesn’t reflect disinterest from the fans, though. In 2017, the Dodgers had home field advantage and hosted Games 1, 2, 6 and 7. This year, the Dodgers are hosting just three games, and won’t be hosting the final two “if necessary” games of the series. Those final two games may not even be played, but are typically the most expensive games of a World Series.
There are some “cheap” tickets left for every game, though. Mere hours before Game 1 begins at Fenway Park, you can get a ticket for a little as $344 on TicketIQ, if you’re willing to sit underneath the scoreboard in the upper bleachers. The lowest price for Game 2 is $374, for a ticket in the same area. The lowest price shoots way up once the series moves to Los Angeles, with the cheapest ticket to Game 3 going for $660, and Game 4 is coming in at $801.
Even the cheapest ticket out there will cost you a decent chunk of change. But if you’re determined to see the World Series in person and watch some of the most dynamic and talented players face off on baseball’s biggest stage, $400-$800 is probably a sacrifice you’re willing to make.
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