The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the NLCS for the third straight year, and in the postseason for the tenth time in the last fourteen years. Adam Wainwright threw a complete game last night to help the Cards defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 5 of the NLDS. St. Louis will have home-field advantage, an advantage they didn’t have in last year’s NLCS against the Giants. In 2012, the Cardinals three home games in the NLCS averaged $184, $131 less than 2013 NLCS St. Louis Cardinals tickets. However, with an average price of $315 in 2013, the Cardinals have the lowest Championship Series ticket price of the three teams who have secured a LCS spot.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will play for their first NL pennant since 1988. The Dodgers were the first team to secure a postseason berth in 2013 and a spot in the LCS. LA earned a NLCS berth after defeating the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS; both Uribe and Crawford hit three homers combined to lead the effort. Although the Dodgers do not have home-field advantage in the NLCS, they do have the advantage when it comes to finishing their division series on Monday, and being able to rest their best pitchers. The Dodgers ace, Clayton Kershaw pitched Game 4 Monday; a decision some questioned of Manager Don Mattingly. But, LA can now throw Zack Greinke for Game 1 and on four days rest, Kershaw again for Game 2. With that, he’ll be available for a potential Game 6. The average price of NLCS Los Angeles Dodgers tickets is $330, $15 more than the average price of NLCS tickets in St. Louis (which includes a potential Game 7).
The average price of the NLCS is $327.
|Date||NLCS Tickets: Dodgers vs. Cardinals||Get-in Price||Avg. Price|
|10/11/2013||Game 1: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals||$76.00||$203.92|
|10/12/2013||Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals||$89.00||$258.92|
|10/14/2013||Game 3: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers||$74.00||$284.16|
|10/15/2013||Game 4: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers||$76.00||$302.12|
|10/16/2013||Game 5: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers||$85.00||$398.12|
|10/18/2013||Game 6: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals||$104.00||$381.35|
|10/19/2013||Game 7: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals||$128.00||$408.35|
Infographic Credit: Ryan Galovan