After a 162-game—or in this year’s case, 163-game—marathon season, the Major League Baseball playoffs are around the corner. Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for the 2019 Postseason, which is set to open with the National League Wild Card Game on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The division series begins on October 3rd, while the LCS begins on October 11th, with game 1 of the World Series starting on October 22nd.
So far, Yankees are onsale through Ticketmaster, and mostly sold out. Visit the TicketIQ Yankees playoff buying guide for more details on prices by game and round. For the Twins, full postseason strips are sold out and division series strips will go on sale Thursday, September 19. For the Braves, the Public onsale is Friday, September 20 at 10 a.m. ET. Other teams have yet to announce onsale dates and times, and the only way to get post-season tickets is by signing up for 2020 season tickets.
For all teams, tickets are available on the secondary market for all teams, from season ticket holders that are looking to turn a profit on their team's run to the 2019 World Series.
How Much Are 2019 League Divisional Series LDS Playoff Tickets
After two straight years in the World Series, Dodgers prices are the lowest on the secondary market, and the team is even offering some incentive for fans to come out to the ALDS. The first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance will receive a Cody Bellinger Postseason Bobblehead.
|2019 Playoff Teams||Avg 🎟️ Price||Low Price Guarantee|
|St. Louis Cardinals||$445||Click Here|
|New York Yankees||$438||Click Here|
|Atlanta Braves||$237||Click Here|
|Houston Astros||$235||Click Here|
|Minnesota Twins||$220||Click Here|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||$171||Click Here|
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In the American League, the Divisional Series will feature the New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros hosting the Cleveland Indians.
When two of the biggest rivals in sport meet in the postseason, the ticket prices will be high; the first ALDS match-up is no exception. The average secondary market ticket price for the series is $396, with games three and four in New York being slightly more costly than games one and two in Fenway. Unsurprisingly, the potential deciding game five is the most expensive, though, with average secondary market price of $461.
While the market will move depending on the result of each game, right now game one is the best bargain. While the average price on the secondary market is $343, you can get into the building starting at $118. If you’re confident that the series will reach a fifth game, you could also gamble on a ticket to game five; the cheapest seat in Fenway for the potential decider starts at $131.
In the Houston-Cleveland series, a clear trend has emerged: games in Texas are significantly cheaper than those in Ohio. On the secondary market, game one has an average price of $166 and a get-in price of $56; for game two, the average price is $215 and the cheapest available seat is $78. Even game five, should the series get that far, has seats available as low as $74.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, both games in Cleveland are much more expensive. Game three has an average secondary market price of $333 and a get-in price of $190; game four is a little cheaper with an average price of $325 and a get-in price of $143.
After two tiebreakers and a Wild Card game, the National League has finally settled. The Milwaukee Brewers will host the Colorado Rockies while the Los Angeles Dodgers holds home field advantage for their series against the Atlanta Braves. While neither series can match the ticket prices of the American League match-ups, they do provide some bargains for the savvy baseball fan.
In the first series, tickets in Milwaukee come at a higher price on the secondary market averaging $236 on the secondary market compared to the Rockies’ $175. Games in both parks also offer affordable get-in prices. The cheapest available seat at three of the five games is less than $100; the two that break the century mark are only $108 and $115.
The Dodgers-Braves series, however, provides even better deals. On the whole, the average ticket price on the secondary market is only $151, but even that number is inflated; game three in Atlanta (averaging $192) and game five in L.A (averaging $186) drive that number up. Looking at the cheapest available ticket price for each game—$ 35, $59, $105, $44, and $48—should tell you all you need to know about demand for the series.
Historically, there is one common thread when it comes to the most expensive divisional series: the Chicago Cubs. The three teams with the most expensive divisional round tickets since 2012 are the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Cubs; this year’s team would have joined them, had they made it to the second round.
Beyond the Cubbies, the most expensive series either feature teams that are in major markets or teams that hadn’t seen postseason success in several seasons. This season’s Yankees and Red Sox make the cut, alongside teams like the 2015 New York Mets, 2014 Kansas City Royals, and 2015 Toronto Blue Jays.