Baseball: Ticket prices for the World Series are insane

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs reached the World Series. Photo / AP
Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs reached the World Series. Photo / AP

You probably could've seen this coming, but World Series ticket prices are going to be very expensive this time around.

With the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians going head-to-head in Major League Baseball's showpiece event starting on Wednesday, we're witnessing a matchup of two historically hard-luck franchises.

The Indians haven't won the title since 1948. The Cubs haven't since 1908, and haven't even made it to the World Series since 1945.

So it's a rare opportunity for both fan bases to see their teams compete for a trophy, and as such, tickets on the secondary market are going through the roof.

The data below, from VividSeats.com, shows the cheapest tickets - or "get-in price" - and the average price for tickets for every game of the series (note: all prices have been converted to NZD).

Game 1 at Cleveland - Get-in price: $1310, median price: $3043

Game 2 at Cleveland - Get-in price: $1234, median price: $3144

Game 3 at Chicago - Get-in price: $2772, median price: $7684

Game 4 at Chicago - Get-in price: $3622, median price: $8662

Game 5 at Chicago (if necessary) - Get-in price: $3684, median price: $10,191

Game 6 at Cleveland (if necessary) - Get-in price: $1254, median price: $4191

Game 7 at Cleveland (if necessary) - Get-in price: $1512, median price: $4968

Those prices are astronomically higher than any other in recent years.

The average price to see the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets a year ago was just $1056, and that was the highest price of the past four seasons, for which VividSeats.com has data.

- news.com.au

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