Cubs Host Phillies in Three of This Week's Most Expensive MLB Games
May 23, 2016
The Chicago Cubs have proven just how big of a threat they are through the first quarter of the 2016 season. At 29-13 they own the best record in baseball, and their success is being shown off the diamond as well. The team will play in two of this week's most expensive MLB games when they host the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. The New York Mets also appear on this week's most expensive games list for a weekend celebration of their 1986 World Series victory. Rounding out the list will be the Toronto Blue Jays, who host the Boston Red Sox this weekend in hopes of climbing out of the cellar of the AL East.
View the complete list of this week's most expensive games below, according to TicketIQ:
5/29/16 Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies | Avg. Price: $154.98 | Get-in: $50
One of the biggest surprises in the league this season has been the Phillies, who have kept the NL East interesting as the Mets and Washington Nationals battle for the top spot. Philadelphia finds itself just two games behind the first-place Nationals and will meet the Cubs for a telling weekend series in the Windy City. Cubs tickets against the Phillies will be most expensive on Sunday, where the average resale price for tickets is $154.98 and the get-in price starts from $50. John Lackey will get the nod for the Cubs against the rising Phillies ace Vince Velasquez.
5/27/16 New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers (1986 Replica Jersey Giveaway) | Avg. Price: $149.27 | Get-in: $35
30 years ago, the Mets pulled off one of the most improbable come-from-behind victories in Major League history. Tales of Bill Buckner still fill the halls of Citi Field, and the self-proclaimed "Bad Guys" will return to Flushing, Queens for a reunion weekend in celebration of the 1986 team. With the Los Angeles Dodgers in town for the three-game stretch, Friday night will be the most expensive game of the weekend. The average resale price for Mets 1986 Reunion Weekend tickets is $149.27 for Friday's game. The cheapest ticket is listed from $35. All fans in attendance will receive a 1986 replica jersey in commemoration of the team's second and last title run. Noah Syndergaard starts for the Mets against Japanese import Kenta Maeda.
5/28/16 Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies | Avg. Price: $144.59 | Get-in: $36
The second game in the Cubs' three-game affair with the Phillies this weekend falls right below Sunday's finale in terms of price. Tickets on the secondary market currently average $144.59 and the get-in price is $36. Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs against Jerad Eickhoff.
5/27/16 Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies ('90s Visor Giveaway) | Avg. Price: $136.39 | Get-in: $37
In the series opener Friday afternoon, lefty Jon Lester sets to face Adam Morgan. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a visor commemorating the 1990s. The average price for tickets to the first game between the National League teams is currently $136.39 and the cheapest ticket is $37 on the secondary market.
5/28/16 Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox (MLB Network Reusable Bag Giveaway) | Avg. Price: $120.38 | Get-in: $28
Wrapping this week's most expensive games list will be a Saturday night game between the Blue Jays and Red Sox at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The second meeting in a three-game stint, the average price for Blue Jays tickets on the secondary market for Saturday's game is currently $120.38. Tickets start from $28. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a MLB Network Reusable Bag. Marcus Stroman takes the hill for the Blue Jays to face a surging Rick Porcello.