MLB World Series Tickets

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October 19 Analysis

Yesterday’s Detroit win against the New York Yankees changed everything for Tigers World Series tickets. No longer do we see the significant decrease in ticket prices that we saw Monday and Wednesday. Average ticket prices have since increased for all three potential home games (World Series Game 3, 4 and 5), with Home Game 2 (World Series Game 4) increasing 31 percent. The good news is for those purchasing Tigers World Series tickets today, prices for home games 1 & 3 have decreased since last Saturday when we first took a look at World Series ticket prices (down 14 and 40 percent respectively). In conclusion, those who bought tickets Wednesday (for Home Game 2, avg. price $744) and Thursday (for Home Game 1, avg. price $777 & Home Game 3, avg. price $852) before the Tigers clinched the ALCS, got their tickets at the lowest price.

San Francisco Giants World Series tickets have also veered away from the trends we were seeing on Monday and Wednesday of this week. All but World Series Game 2 (Home Game 2) tickets, have begun to decline in price. World Series Game 2 did see a significant increase in price (108 percent) since Wednesday. St. Louis Cardinals World Series tickets remain the least expensive amongst the group. Like the Giants, prices for three of their four potential World Series home games have decreased since Wednesday. Similarly, World Series Game 2 (Home Game 2) is the only game to have risen in price (16 percent).

World Series Tickets Avg. Price 10/19/2012 ∆ (10/17-10/19) ∆ (10/13-10/19)
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 1 $940.54 14.41% -14.37%
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 2 $974.49 31.06% 3.42%
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 3 $907.85 1.72% -40.17%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 1 $2,749.89 -7.34% 79.75%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 2 $2,786.64 107.79% 97.85%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 3 $1,456.07 -13.30% -20.28%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 4 $1,567.14 -9.02% -21.39%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 1 $610.09 -5.48% 8.24%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 2 $612.60 15.99% 8.97%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 3 $665.29 -5.90% 4.27%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 4 $869.26 -1.97% -8.61%

October 17 Analysis

We continue to witness the same trends that we saw on Monday, October 15. Today, Giants tickets average highest amongst the Division Series winners. The average ticket price to World Series Game 1 in San Francisco (Home Game 1) is up 82 percent. Also, Detroit Tigers tickets continue to fall in price. Tickets have dropped 25 percent since Monday (despite being up 3-0 to the New York Yankees in the ALCS) and over 41 percent since Saturday for a potential World Series Game 5 at Tiger Stadium (Home Game 3). In fact, the average price for tonight’s ALCS Game 4 between the Tigers and Yankees is the same as it was two days ago at $190 per ticket.

World Series Tickets Avg. Price 10/17/2012 ∆ (10/15-10/17) ∆ (10/13-10/17)
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 1 $822.06 -6.73% -25.15%
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 2 $743.52 -9.21% -21.09%
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 3 $892.47 -25.10% -41.18%
World Series New York Yankees HG 1 $718.29 -3.58% -17.64%
World Series New York Yankees HG 2 $684.06 -3.86% -16.61%
World Series New York Yankees HG 3 $803.34 -1.95% -15.42%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 1 $2,967.81 81.66% 93.99%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 2 $1,341.07 -8.11% -4.79%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 3 $1,679.37 -4.97% -8.06%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 4 $1,722.60 -6.48% -13.59%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 1 $645.47 18.54% 14.52%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 2 $528.12 -3.22% -6.05%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 3 $706.98 12.15% 10.81%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 4 $886.76 1.87% -6.77%

Is a potential Tigers/Cardinals match-up affecting World Series tickets prices? That might be the only explanation to the significant drop in price over the last two days for World Series Tigers tickets. Even New York Yankees World Series tickets haven’t seen as steep of a drop after losing their captain to a broken ankle.

This week, we’ll take a look at World Series ticket prices after each ALCS and NLCS game. But first, a look at the potential World Series teams:

Detroit Tigers

As the saying goes “Go get ‘em Tiger.” It seems that the Detroit Tigers got ‘em right where they want ‘em. The team is up 2-0 against the highest paid team in baseball, the New York Yankees, heading into Game 3 of the ALCS. The back-to-back AL Central Champions head home for the next 3 games where they hope to secure their 11th AL pennant.

New York Yankees

If New York expects to play for the Commissioner’s Trophy, they need to start hitting; and the only Yankees players that don’t need to be cc’d on that memo are CC and the rest of the starting pitching staff.  With a .211 team batting average in the ALDS, a shutout in Game 2 and Jeter out of the lineup, the Yankees need their star-studded lineup to wake up and realize that Raul Ibanez can’t do this alone.

San Francisco Giants

The 2010 World Champs have one thing going for them- they’ve been playing well on the road this postseason. In this series, they’ll need to start taking advantage of home field advantage and bat higher than their .165 average at home in the playoffs. Otherwise, Orange October will end long before November starts.

St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals are no strangers to the postseason, and in recent playoff runs they’ve put the wild in Wild Card. Last year’s World Series Champs have won more World Series titles than any National League team and this year they’ll try to win another from the Wild Card spot.  In order to secure their 19th NL pennant, they’ll rely on their never-say-die attitude. We all know never to count this team out.

The table below looks at each potential World Series game and the average ticket prices leading up to the final series.

World Series Tickets

World Series Tickets Avg. Price 10/13/2012 Avg. Price 10/15/2012 ∆ (10/13-10/15)
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 1 $1,098.33 $881.35 -19.76%
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 2 $942.28 $818.96 -13.09%
World Series Detroit Tigers HG 3 $1,517.36 $1,191.50 -21.48%
World Series New York Yankees HG 1 $872.10 $744.97 -14.58%
World Series New York Yankees HG 2 $820.35 $711.48 -13.27%
World Series New York Yankees HG 3 $949.79 $819.35 -13.73%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 1 $1,529.85 $1,633.68 6.79%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 2 $1,408.47 $1,459.47 3.62%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 3 $1,826.53 $1,767.16 -3.25%
World Series: San Francisco Giants HG 4 $1,993.54 $1,841.97 -7.60%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 1 $563.63 $544.54 -3.39%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 2 $562.15 $545.68 -2.93%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 3 $638.04 $630.38 -1.20%
World Series St. Louis Cardinals HG 4 $951.17 $870.47 -8.48%

October 15 Analysis

San Francisco fans can look to pay a premium should their team play in the World Series. Giants tickets average highest amongst the other contenders.  In fact, Cardinals tickets for their first World Series home game are going for one-third that of a Giants ticket.  More good news for St. Louis fans looking to get World Series tickets- on average, it’ll cost you half of what Cardinals fans paid last year for World Series tickets.  As mentioned before, the Tigers have experienced the largest change in World Series ticket prices over the last two days with mark downs as high as 21 percent (HG3). Surprisingly, New York Yankees fans can purchase the lowest priced ticket, of any team, at $75 for home game one, two, or three.

October 17 Analysis

October 19 Analysis

Check back for ticket updates and analysis throughout the week.

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