Update 10/28: It was a wild Game 1 of the 2015 World Series. It was only fitting a game that started off with an inside-the-park home run needed 14 innings to decide a winner. The Royals came out victorious and head into Game 2 with a 1-0 series advantage. That has helped boost the prices slightly for Game 2 tickets on the secondary market, which currently have an average price of $836.50 and a get-in price of $336.
That loss hasn't deterred Mets fans just yet, though, at least pending the results of Wednesday night's game. The average price for Game 3 on Friday night has gone up since the Game 1 loss and is now listed at $1,909.66, which would be the most expensive single World Series game TicketIQ has tracked since 2010. The get-in price for the game is currently $720, more expensive than the average for Game 1.
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The matchup is set, and there will be a long World Series drought ended when the series is over. The Kansas City Royals will take on the New York Mets in this year’s Fall Classic, which starts Tuesday night in Kansas City. The Royals have not won a World Series since 1985, though they did appear in the series just last year. The Mets came through with a championship one year later in 1986, and have not been back to the World Series since a 2000 loss to the New York Yankees.
With such a long drought for championships, World Series tickets on the secondary market will be pricey, though not as expensive as they appeared to be just days ago. The Royals will host the first two games of the series at Kauffman Stadium, as well as the final two should they be necessary. Across those four games, the average price on the secondary market is $1,237.07. That is the seventh most expensive home average for a World Series since 2010 and a 16% drop from last year’s average of $1,473.32.
Over in Queens, the Mets will host the middle three games of the series, though just the first two are guaranteed. For Games 3, 4 and 5, Mets tickets have an average price of $1,626.70, the second most expensive World Series average since 2010, behind the 2010 San Francisco Giants.
Although the Mets trail the Giants and the Royals trail the Rangers in 2010 prices individually, the weighted average for tickets still makes this World Series the most expensive combined on the secondary market over the past six seasons. At a combined weighted average of $1,423.74, it just beats out 2010 at $1,417.38.