The St. Louis Cardinals are heading to the postseason for the 12th time in 16 years. And while the team awaits its suitor in the National League Divisional Series, the average price for St. Louis Cardinals NLDS tickets at Busch Stadium is already more than double that of last year’s Divisional Series against the Dodgers on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ, the median price for Cardinals tickets across all three potential NLDS home games is currently $220.18. That marks a 139% increase from last season’s NLDS average of $92.05. With the Cardinals clinching both the NL Central and owning the best record in the league, both fans and ticket brokers alike are anticipating a big run to the Fall Classic, and even bigger ticket prices along the way.
The first two games of the opening series will be held in St. Louis on October 9 and 10. Home Game 1 Cardinals tickets are currently the most affordable tickets at Busch Stadium during the opening round of the playoffs. The average price is $190.50 and the get-in price is $57. The following night, tickets average $204.20 and the get-in price starts at $64. Should the series extend to a Game 5, the average price for Home Game 3 Cardinals tickets is $273.16 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $71.
The Cardinals will either face the Pittsburgh Pirates or Chicago Cubs in this year’s NLDS. The Pirates and Cubs will play each other in the NL Wild Card Game, likely held at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, on October 7. The Cardinals have faced the Pirates just once in the NLDS in their 133-year history. That came in 2013 when they won the series, 3-2. Interestingly enough, the Cardinals have never played the Cubs in the postseason, and such a series would likely increase ticket prices even further once finalized.