Let the Subway Series commence! It’s been a long time since the New York Mets and New York Yankees have both been in the playoff hunt this late in the season. In addition to being in the hunt, the two teams will meet in Queens starting Friday night for a three-game weekend series. Unsurprisingly the series is seeing high demand on the secondary market, the highest TicketIQ has tracked at Citi Field since 2010.
The series average for Mets vs Yankees tickets is $242.35, which makes it the most expensive overall series in Queens since TicketIQ started tracking data during the 2010 season. On the secondary market, all three of the games during the series rank among the top six most expensive Mets games in that span with games on Friday and Saturday taking the top two spots.
Friday night’s game will feature a pitching matchup of Masahiro Tanaka against Steven Matz and the second most expensive tickets of the series. Mets tickets against the Yankees have an average of $254.36 for the Friday night matchup. On Saturday, Michael Pineda will take on Noah Syndergaard in the most expensive game we’ve ever tracked at Citi Field. The current average price for the game is $395.17. The series finale will see CC Sabathia and Matt Harvey take the mound on Sunday night. The average for that game is $202.31.
Throughout the past five seasons, Mets vs Yankees tickets have been more expensive at Citi Field when the two teams meet. Part of that is because the Yankees tend to be a more premium visiting opponent for the Mets than the Mets are in the Bronx. However that’s not really the case this season, as the Mets have the better playoff standing heading into the series.
Before the series starts, the Mets hold an eight game lead over the Washington Nationals in the National League East. With only 19 games left to play, FanGraphs gives them a 99.2 percent chance of winning the division, a feat they have not accomplished since 2006. On the other hand the Yankees enter the series 3.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East, but still hold a 99 percent chance of making the playoffs, per FanGraphs, with 86.5 percent of that placing them as a Wild Card team.