Yesterday on Forbes we took a look at the tickets for the upcoming Wild Card games. Both Pirates tickets & Royals tickets for the game are in high demand on the secondary market with average prices over 400% above both teams regular season averages. Here's some of the articles:
The Royals enter their Wild Card Game against the Athletics with their first playoff berth since the 1985 season, a year which saw the team win its first and only World Series in franchise history. The nearly 30-year postseason drought has left the Kansas City faithful yearning for October baseball and the team’s opportunity to reach the Fall Classic has driven ticket prices to skyrocket on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ, the average secondary market price of Royals tickets for the AL Wild Card Game is currently $240.61, marking a 401.2% premium above the regular season average of $48 at Kauffman Stadium in 2014. The get-in price for Tuesday’s game is $100, which is still over 108% more expensive than the team’s home average this season.
The Pirates will follow a similar trend to the Royals as they host the NL Wild Card Game against the Giants on Wednesday. Pittsburgh entered its first NLDS since 1992 last season, breaking a 21-year absence from postseason contention, though the Pirates ultimately lost to the Cardinals in five games. With a young team fronted by star player Andrew McCutchen, however, the Pirates will embark on their second consecutive postseason and have secondary market ticket prices soar in comparison to their home average at PNC Park this season. The average price for Pirates tickets against the Giants is currently $188.35 on the secondary market. Though not as expensive as the AL Wild Card Game, Wednesday’s game will have the bigger premium, 408.1% above the Pirates’ regular season average of $37. The get-in price is currently $80, marking a 116% boost over home average in Pittsburgh this season.
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