TiqIQ – World Series Ticket Prices Trending Down, But Still Really Expensive

The Red Sox are the American League representative in the World Series for the third time in 10 years and will now face off with a familiar foe, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox punched their World Series ticket by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in the American League Divisional Series and then the Detroit Tigers 4-2 in the American League Championship Series

Thanks to the American League’s win in the All-Star game Boston will have home field advantage against the Cardinals. Fenway Park will be host to Games 1 and 2, then 6 and 7 if either of those games are necessary. World Series tickets at Fenway are currently averaging $1,619.87 on the secondary market, a 5.05% decrease since the playoffs started, but still a 1,669.13% premium over regular season average for Boston Red Sox tickets. At $1619.87, these are the most expensive World Series tickets we’ve seen in five years of tracking data.

Here’s a breakdown of ticket prices for each World Series game:

Game 1 @ Boston
– Avg Price: $1209.17 | Get-in Price: $364
Game 2 @ Boston – Avg Price: $1291.79 | Get-in Price: $340
Game 3 @ St. Louis – Avg Price: $1020.03 | Get-in Price: $339
Game 4 @ St. Louis – Avg Price: $940.02 | Get-in Price: $314
Game 5 @ St. Louis – Avg Price: $913.85 | Get-in Price: $267
Game 6 @ Boston – Avg Price: $1741.79| Get-in Price: $481
Game 7 @ Boston – Avg Price: $1839.85 | Get-in Price: $574

World Series tickets at Fenway have been trending downward despite the Sox pennant-clinching win on Saturday. Since the playoffs began, prices are down 5.05%, and 5.76% in the last week.

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, Boston.com chat 10/9/2003