How To Find The Cheapest 2019 MLS Cup Playoff & MLS Cup Final Tickets

With the first conference finals over, the 2019 Cup MLS Playoffs are down to two; the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. On Tuesday the Sounders punched their tickets to the MLS Cup Final by defeating overall No.1 seed LAFC 3-1 in the Western Confernece Final. They will host the Eastern Conference Champions Toronto FC, who defeated Atlanta United FC on Wednesday 2-1. 

The MLS Cup Final is set for November 10th at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. 

Where To Buy 2019 MLS Cup Final Tickets

Face value MLS Cup Final tickets in Seattle went on sale on Friday November 1st and are currently available via primary partner Seatgeek. 

On the secondary market TicketIQ will offer fans a Low Price Guarantee on all sold out MLS Cup Final tickets in addition to Low Price Guarantees on all sold out MLS matches. That means that if you find a secondary market ticket for less on a site like StubHub or Vivid, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit. TicketIQ customers save up to 25%.

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MLS CUP FINAL

No .4 Toronto FC  @ No. 2 Seattle Sounders on Sunday, November 10th, 12:00 PM 

Face value MLS Cup Final tickets in Seattle are available via Seatgeek with prices starting at $204 and going as high as $3,300 per ticket.

Secondary market tickets are currently available with prices starting at $181 for upper level endzone seats in Section 320. For tickets closer to midfield in the 300's prices range from $181 to $601. 200 level seats start at $261 in the corners and go as high as $918 for the 5th row right at midfield. 100 level (uppers) behind the goals start at $649 and range as high as $525-$565. The most inventory available--and the most expensive tickets--can be found in the 100 level. Prices there start at $264 and go as high as $1,403 for the first row in Section 108 Row 8. The overall average list price on the secondary market is $1,072.

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Below is a look at MLS Final ticket prices over the last decade:

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MLS WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE FINALS

No. 2 Seattle Sounders at No 1. LAFC on Tuesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.

Primary market tickets through partner Ticketmaster for this game go on sale on Friday, October 25th at 3PM.

Secondary market tickets for the game start at $163 per seat in Section 227, Row G in the corner of the West Overlook. Most 200-level seats are under $225, but some tickets in lower rows at midfield are as high as $319. 100 -level seats start at $127 and go up to over $1400 for tickets in the first row at midfield. However, most 100-level seats are under $300. Supporters section tickets start at $235 and club seats--by far the most expensive options at the get-in price--start at $613.

MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE FINALS

No. 4 Toronto FC at No. 2 Atlanta United FC on Wednesday, October 30, 8:00 p.m.

Primary market tickets start at $95 in the general admission Supporters Section. 200 level seats are almost sold out in the corners and behind the goals. There are 200-level sideline tickets available that start at $105 per seat and range up to $130. On the lower level prices start at $120 for tickets in the corners and go up to $140. Club level seating start at $475 for section C128. The most expensive seats available are in the SunTrust and AMG Field Club sections and those range from $675 to $825.

Secondary market prices for the game start at $116 for 200-level seats behind the goal. On the 200-level most seats can be had for less than $160, but for lower rows on the sidelines the price tag jumps up to $330. 100-leve seats start at $130 in section 104 in the corner and 117 behind the goal. Closer to midfield prices start at $171 and range up to $358. Club seating on the 100-level at midfield start at $150 and go up to $488. Like the primary market the most expensive tickets in the building will be found in the SunTrust and AMG Field Club sections. However, there are many more options for these tickets available on the secondary market. Prices range from $470 to $758 per ticket. 

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MLS WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

No. 5 LA Galaxy at No. 1 LAFC on Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

Primary market tickets through partner Ticketmaster for this game are currently sold out.

The match-up between the two Los Angeles teams is by far the most expensive game of the Conference Semifinals. The least expensive secondary market tickets are $215 for 100 level seats behind the goal. Supporters Section general admission seats start at $240. The most expensive tickets are in the Field Club section and they go as high a $1,000 per seat.

No. 3 Real Salt Lake at No. 2 Seattle Sounders on Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.

Primary market tickets for this game at CenturyLink Field are available starting at $38 for seats in the 300 sections in the corners and behind the goal. Sideline 300 level seating starts at $49, while 300 level tickets at midfield start at $69. 100 and 200 Level seats start at $42. The most expensive primary market tickets are club seating for $118.

Secondary market tickets for the game start just over $40 for tickets in the 300 level in the corners and 300 level sideline seats start at $50. 100 level corner and end zone seats start in the $42-$47 range. 100 level sideline and 200 level club seats go as high as $220. The most expensive secondary market tickets are in the Pitch section, and they go up to $340.

MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

No. 4 Toronto FC at No. 1 New York City FC on Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.

The cheapest primary market ticket through partner Ticketmaster for this game is $48 for Standing Room Only. For standard seating, the cheapest ticket available is $74 for Section 334, Row 13. 100 level seats start at $78 for Section 131, Row 37C and range up to $335 per ticket in the first 5 rows of Sections 115, 116, and 117. The most expensive tickets available are Pitchside Seating, with prices between $470 and $795 per seat.

Secondary market tickets start at $47 for the game at Citi Field for seats in Metropolitan Box 122 and 123. 100 level seats in the outfield start at $58 and 300 level seats start at $64. On the high end, prices go up to $106 to $139 for 100 level sideline seats in the first 5 rows.

No. 3 Philadelphia Union at No. 2 Atlanta United FC on Thursday, October 24, 8:00 p.m.

Primary market tickets start at $60 in the 200 level behind the goal. 200 level sideline tickets start between $75 and $90. Supports section GA seats and 100 level seats behind the goal start at $65. 100 level seats in the corners start at $85 and $110 on the sidelines. 100 level club seats which start at $150 and go up to $380. The most expensive primary market tickets available are the SunTrust and AMG On Field Sections which start at $505.

Secondary market prices for the game start at $60 for 100 and 200 level seats behind the goal, 100 and 200 level seats in the corners start at $65, 100 and 200 level sideline seats start just over $90. Prices for Club, SunTrust, and AMG On Field Sections start at $110 and go as high as $300 per ticket.

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MLS WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS - ROUND 1

No. 5 Los Angeles Galaxy at No. 4 Minnesota United on Sunday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.

Primary market tickets via partner SeatGeek remain for this game starting at $65 in the 100 sections, though some of these are single tickets. Fans will have to spend at least $75 on the primary market to get two seats together. There are also a handful of Club Section seats available at Allianz Field starting at $280.

On the secondary market, the cheapest seats are $77 for Upper Level Section 118. On the Lower Level prices start at $117 for tickets in Section 5 behind the goal and range up to $244 for 8th row seats in Section 13 right at midfield. 

No. 6 Portland Timbers at No. 3 Real Salt Lake on Saturday, October 19, 8 p.m.

Primary market tickets for this game are available in most sections of Rio Tinto Stadium, and start at $20 as compared to $38 on the secondary market. According to partner AXS, the priciest seats still remaining are at midfield in Section 19 for $500. The closest seat to the action is in Row F.

On the secondary market, ticket prices start at $25, and range as high as $59. 

No. 7 FC Dallas at No. 2 Seattle Sounders on Saturday, October 19, 12:30 p.m.

Primary market tickets for this game at CenturyLink Field are available starting at $33 for seats in the 300 sections, as compared to $40 for the cheapest ticket on the secondary market. On primary partner SeatGeek, $33 tickets are available in multiple 300 sections behind the nets and on the corners. On the primary market, seats along the sidelines range in price from $56-$112, for seats at midfield.

On the secondary market prices start at $37 for tickets is Section 149 in the Upper Level of the 100's. Lower Level 100's seats start at at $55 in Sectiojn 118 and range up  to $104 in Section 109 Row B right at midfield.

MLS EASTERN CONFERNCE PLAYOFFS - ROUND 1

No. 5 D.C. United at No. 4 Toronto FC on Saturday, October 19, 6 p.m.

The cheapest primary market ticket through partner Ticketmaster for this game is $50 for a seat in Section 115 behind the net. Comparatively, the cheapest secondary market ticket is trending at $37. On the primary market, there are seats available in most sections of BMO Field, including seats at midfield in Section 123 behind the team benches for $140.

On the secondary market prices start at $45 for tickets in Upper Level in section 210. Lower Level tickets start at $58 in section 121, and the most expensive secondary market tickets available are in the lower level right around midfield in Section 117 for $90.

No. 6 NY Red Bulls at No. 3 Philadelphia Union on Sunday, October 20, 3 p.m. 

A limited number of tickets remain available on the primary market via partner Paciolan, starting at $39 on the corner in Section 112. The only seats remaining are along the sidelines and go up in price to $112 for Sections 106-108 at the midfield circle.

On the secondary market, prices start at $51 for tickets in Section 114. The most expensive tickets available for the game are $97 per seat in Section 125, Row B.

No. 7 New England Revolution vs. No. 2 Atlanta United FC on Saturday, October 19, 1 p.m.

The cheapest game of all the first-round games, fans can get into Mercedes-Benz Stadium for $15 on the primary market via Ticketmaster.The cheap seats are mainly in Section 329 on the corner.

Secondary market tickets are similarly priced – the cheapest seat is $16. Fans can sit on the sidelines in the 300 Sections for as little as $25 on the primary market, or can treat themselves to Club Section seats in Sections C109, C110, C128, or C126 for between $140-$375. Seats in C128 include access to the SunTrust Lounge and seats in C110 include access to the AMG Lounge, both of which have inclusive food-and-beverage options.

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Market Report: 2018 MLS Cup Playoff Tickets

MLS CUP FINAL

On Saturday, December 8, Atlanta United will host the Portland Timbers in the 2018 MLS Cup Final

Historically, secondary market ticket prices for most MLS Cup Finals have hovered in the $200 - $400 range. This year is no different. Currently the average price for the game is $271. The only outlier was the 2016 when Toronto FC hosted the Seattle Sounders; that season was when years of effort came to fruition and Toronto fans were willing to pay an average resale price of $626 to see their team’s shot at the title.

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This year’s average list price is third lowest since 2011, and is down 30% since earlier in the week when prices were hovering near $400. 

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The Five Stripe’s support does not come down to novelty, however. Despite being a newer franchise, they play fantastic attacking soccer. Josef Martinez has scored nearly a goal a game over his two seasons in Atlanta while Miguel Almiron pulls the strings behind him; it could also be the latter’s final game in the MLS, as he has been attracting attention from Europe.

On the other side of the pitch, the Timbers are not explosive as their east coast counterparts, but they do boast their own pair of talented South Americans. Diego Valeri has been one of the league’s best players since he came to the MLS in 2013 and Sebastian Blanco has potted a team leading 13 goals this year.

As you would assume for a championship match-up between two quality clubs, tickets are sold out on the primary market. But, despite that fact and the average price is one of the lowest MLS Cup Finals we've tracked on the secondary market, at $167, the get-in price is one of the most expensive.

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On the whole, the MLS Cup Final looks to be a win-win for everyone involved. The league—especially the Atlanta front office—will be thrilled that the game is sold out despite taking place in a football stadium. The secondary market confirms what supporters have been seeing for the past couple of years: Atlanta can definitely support a professional soccer team.

American soccer fans will also get to see an exciting game in what should be an unmatched atmosphere; ticket prices might be a little higher than usual, but you’re still seeing a league championship for under $200 per person. If you’re a supporter of either team, it’s hard to argue with that.



 
Conference Championships
 
The MLS playoffs are down to four teams and the Eastern Conference final series features the league's biggest powerhouses, Atlanta United vs. the New York Red Bulls. The Western Conference finals won't have the same sort of scoring power, but Kansas City will be trying for its fourth shot at an MLS title (it's won two) if it can get past the Portland Timbers. 
 
MLS conference finals are two-game home-and-home series, with the winner  decided on aggregate. The victors move on to the single-game MLS Cup, which is scheduled for December 8, and the winner of the East will have home-field advantage. 
 
According to secondary ticket marketplace TicketIQ.com, all four conference final venues have average asking prices of $135 or more. The priciest venue will be Kansas City's Children's Mercy Park, which has a current average asking price of $184. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home the United, has the lowest average asking price, at $135. Those prices will seem like steals for fans whose teams reach the MLS Cup -- all available average prices are above $380, with tickets to Red Bull Arena trending at a whopping $2,464.The arena seats 25,000.
 
Below is a look at how the conference final shape up:
 
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EASTERN CONFERENCE - Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls
 
Through the regular season, the Red Bulls (71) and United (69) were ranked No. 1 and 2 in points, and this series marks only the fifth time in 23 MLS seasons that the top teams in the league have met in a conference championship. Atlanta holds the edge in overall number of goals scored, with a league-leading 70 to New York's 62, which ranked No. 5. In only its second season, Atlanta is making its first appearance in the conference championship, while New York is making its fifth. Given the kind of output these two teams have, this game promises to be a shootout in the most traditional meaning of the phrase. Atlanta advanced by eliminating NYCFC while New York knocked Columbus out of the playoffs. The $179 Red Bulls average asking price on the secondary market is the second-highest of the four remaining teams, according to secondary marketplace ticket vendor TicketIQ.com. 
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE - Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City
This matchup will be a repeat of the "Double Post" game in the 2015 playoffs, so called because one player managed to hit both goalposts on his penalty shootout attempt. Regulation ended in a 2-2 tie, and the Timbers advanced on PKs. Portland and Kansas City played twice during the regular season, with Kansas City winning the series, 1-0-1. Kansas City enters the game with the fourth-most prolific offense in the regular season, when it scored 65 goals. The Timbers scored only 54. Kansas City advanced by defeating Real Salt Lake in the conference semifinals while the Timbers ousted regional rival Seattle. This game marks Kansas City's eighth conference championship series and Portland's fourth. Kansas City's  $184 average asking price on the secondary market is the highest of the four remaining teams, according to data from TicketIQ.com. 
 

 Conference Semifinals

One team needed a penalty shootout to advance and one had a key player ejected, so the MLS playoffs are already filled with drama. The Columbus Crew beat D.C. United on penalty kicks and Portland’s Larrys Mabiala will be watching from the bench when the Conference Semifinal series kick off Sunday.

Demand for tickets is highest in Portland, where the Seattle Sounders and Timbers will renew their postseason rivalry. Collectively, these teams have won two of the last three MLS Cups – Portland in 2015 and Seattle in 2016 – and the Sounders were runners-up to Toronto last season. The $205 average asking price for the game in Portland is the highest among all eight remaining playoff teams, according to data collected by TicketIQ.com. The average asking price in Seattle is $117, ranked No. 4.

Only two other teams have averages above $100 – fan demand has pushed the average asking price in Atlanta to $124 and to $119 in Kansas City. The cheapest ticket is currently $53 for NYCFC, a 2015 expansion team that plays in Yankee Stadium.

The Conference Semifinals are two-game, home-and-away sets decided by aggregate. The four games will kick off Sunday. Here’s a look at how the series shape up:

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EASTERN CONFERNCE

New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew

Columbus might be the only team in soccer to embrace the penalty kick shootout. The Crew advanced out of the Knockout Round into the Eastern Conference Semifinals on a shootout victory against D.C. United, marking the second straight season Columbus has advanced on a shootout victory. The Crew will host the first game of this Eastern Conference home-and-away semifinal series. Tickets are trending at $65 on the secondary market, making them the second cheapest of the conference semifinals. Though the Red Bulls enter the game as the favorite, Columbus beat New York, 3-2, in New York during the regular season and the teams drew when they met at Columbus.

Atlanta United vs. New York City FC

New York FC moved into the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a 3-1 Knockout Round victory against Philadelphia. NYCFC will host the first game of the home-and-away series. Atlanta and NYCFC played twice during the regular season with no clear winner – the teams drew in both meetings. Atlanta played the last two games of the season without Miguel Almiron (hamstring), but he returned to training Tuesday and is expected to play Sunday. The $53 NYCFC secondary market average asking price is the cheapest among the eight playoff teams.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake

  • When: November 4, 10 p.m. and November 11, TBA
  • Kansas City primary get-in: $59
  • Kansas City secondary get-in: $77
  • Salt Lake primary get-in: $28
  • Salt Lake secondary get-in: $67

The last time these teams met was in the 2013 MLS, Cup, which Sporting KC won on penalty kicks. At the time, Kansas City played in the Eastern Conference. Real Salt Lake advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals following a 3-2 Knockout Round victory against LAFC. Salt Lake will host the first game of the home-and-away series, and the $84 average asking price for tickets on the secondary market is ranked No. 6 among the eight playoff teams. Kansas City, which ended the season with three consecutive wins and won the Western Conference, is the favored in this series.

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers

  • When: November 4 5:30 p.m. and November 8, 10:30 p.m.
  • Seattle primary get-in: $30
  • Seattle secondary get-in: $52
  • Portland primary get-in: $42
  • Portland secondary get-in: $80

The last time these teams met in the postseason was 2013, when the Timbers won, 5-3, on aggregate in the Western Conference Semifinals. And this series is only possible because Portland ousted Dallas, 2-1, in the Knockout Round earlier this week. The Timbers will host the first game and won two of three during the regular season. But Portland will be without Larrys Mabiala, who was red-carded late in the Dallas game. Seattle enters the game having won 14 of its last 16. The $205 secondary market average asking price is the highest of the Conference Semifinals.

Knockout Round

With last season’s champion sitting at home in Toronto, the MLS Cup kicks off on Halloween Night with games in New York City and Texas. The Knockout Round features New York-Philadelphia and Dallas-Portland matchups on the first night followed by D.C. vs. Columbus and LAFC vs. Salt Lake on November 1. Twelve teams qualified for the tournament, which culminates December 8.

Based on secondary-market prices, demand for Knockout Round tickets is highest in Los Angeles, where expansion LAFC will host Real Salt Lake. According to TicketIQ.com, the average asking price is currently $86. The winner of each Knockout Round game will go on to the conference semifinals, which are home-and-away series, the winner determined on aggregate.

In the Eastern Conference, the regular-season champion New York Red Bulls will host the lowest remaining seed in the conference semifinals and Atlanta will host the highest remaining seed. In the Western Conference, regular-season champion Sporting KC will host the lowest remaining seed and 2018 MLS Cup runners-up Seattle will host the highest remaining seed. The conference semifinals will be held November 4 and 11.

Demand for postseason tickets is already high in MLS hotbeds, with a current $171 average asking price for the conference semifinals in Seattle. The next highest average asking price is $146 in Atlanta.

Below is a look at the Knockout Round matchups:

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New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

  • When: October 31, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Yankee Stadium, NY
  • Secondary Market: Average asking price: $30
  • Secondary Market: Get-in price: $18
  • Primary Market Availability: Yes

The $30 average asking price is the cheapest among the four Knockout Round games, likely owing in part to the size of Yankee Stadium. While the average soccer stadium seats around 20,000 people, Yankee Stadium has a capacity of 49,653 for soccer. These teams last played on MLS Decision Day, with NYCFC as the victor. NYCFC (16-10-8) enters the game as the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and has won five of the last seven games these teams have played. NYCFC and the Union  (15-14-5) have never met in the playoffs before. Prior to Decision Day, NYCFC was 1-8 in its last 10 games.

FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers

The $74 average asking price is the third most expensive across all Knockout Round games. Dallas and Portland are meeting for the second time in the postseason. The Timbers beat FC Dallas on aggregate in the Western Conference Finals in 2015. FC Dallas (16-9-9) enters the game on a three-game losing streak, capped by an MLS Decision Day upset loss to Colorado, 2-1. FC Dallas, which just weeks ago was the Western Conference leader, is the No. 4 seed. The Timbers (15-10-9) also lost on MLS Decision Day, and are the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference.  Dallas, which is making its 14th playoff appearance, is 3-0-2 at home in the postseason all-time.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

The $82 average asking price is the second highest for the Knockout Round, just $4 cheaper than tickets at Los Angeles, but the $65 get-in price is the highest among all four matches. Unbeaten in their last 10 games, D.C. United (14-11-9) enters the postseason as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference while the Crew (14-11-9) clinched a playoff berth in the final game of the season. The teams split their regular-season meetings in 2018. D.C. and Columbus are playing for the fourth time in the postseason, and D.C. has won the last three, including the last time in 1999. D.C. has made 16 postseason appearances and Columbus has made 15.

Los Angeles FC vs. Real Salt Lake

This game is commanding the highest average asking price of the four knockout round games. The expansion LAFC (16-9-9) nearly won the Western Conference, but an MLS Decision Day loss to Sporting KC kept it from getting a Knockout Round bye. LAFC is the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and Real Salt Lake is the No. 6 seed. LAFC won both regular-season meetings, including a 5-1 victory at Real Salt Lake (14-13-7).

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