Blue Jays-Royals Tickets Most Expensive For An ALCS

October 15, 2015


Update 10/19: With Toronto set to host its first LCS games since 1993, the average price for Blue Jays ALCS tickets is $305.02 across Games 3, 4 and a possible Game 5. That marks a 42.2% drop from last Thursday’s average of $527.75. What was initially the fifth most expensive LCS since 2010, when TicketIQ began recording secondary market data, now owns the seventeenth spot on that list between the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals ($323.95/avg.) and 2011 Cardinals ($299.44/avg.).

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For as many ALDS games as were played on Wednesday, there were as many crazy endings. The Toronto Blue Jays rallied to come from behind after a controversial call rewarding the Texas Rangers a run after would should have been a routine throw from the catcher back to the pitcher. The rally was capped by a monstrous home run by Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays completed a 6-3 win. In Kansas City the Royals fell behind early, but a dominant stretch from Johnny Cueto and an insurance blast from Kendrys Morales in the eighth inning helped cap a 7-2 win and a trip to a second straight ALCS.

With a mix of pent up demand from these two fan bases for a championship, and the manner in which both teams advanced in winner-take-all Game 5s, ticket prices on the secondary market will make this matchup the most expensive ALCS since at least 2010 when TicketIQ started keeping track of data.

The Royals will have home field advantage for the series with the potential to host four games, and the average price for Royals tickets across those games is $492.55. Prices will be slightly more expensive in Toronto as the Blue Jays will be entering their first ALCS since the team won the World Series in the 1993 season. The current average price for Blue Jays tickets at Rogers Centre is $527.75.

For Kansas City, this will be their second straight appearance in the ALCS after not appearing in the playoffs since their World Series victory in 1985. Royals tickets are currently 22% more expensive than they were on the secondary market for last season’s ALCS.

The series is scheduled to start Friday in Kansas City at 8:07pm EST for Game 1.