It’s been over 20 years since the Toronto Blue Jays were last in the MLB Playoffs. That streak will officially end when the Blue Jays take the field at Rogers Centre on Thursday night to host the Texas Rangers in the American League Divisional Series. With such a long drought since Toronto last made the playoffs, demand for Blue Jays tickets on the secondary market is the highest for any team in the American League.
With the second best record in the AL, the Blue Jays will have home field in the series against the Rangers and will host Games 1 and 2 of the series, and Game 5 should it be necessary. The current average price for the first two games at Rogers Centre is $333.77. Game 1 will be the most expensive of the guaranteed games with an average price of $340.85 and a get-in price of $127. Game 2 on Friday night has an average price of $328.04 with a get-in price of $120.
If the series needs the deciding fifth game on Wednesday, October 14, the average price will come close to a $500 average at $483.10 and a get-in price of $124. During the regular season, Blue Jays tickets had an average price of $97.84 on the secondary market, one of the most expensive averages in the league.
For Games 3 and 4, the series will shift to Arlington, home of the surprising AL West champion Texas Rangers. Rangers tickets for Games 3 and 4 have an average price of $163.06. Game 3 on Sunday will have an average of $164.52 and a get-in price of $53. Game 4, which will also only be played if needed, has an average price of $161.83 and a get-in price of $48.
During the regular season, the Blue Jays and Rangers met six times, as the Blue Jays won four.