The Detroit Tigers advanced to the ALCS on their road to a second straight World Series last night. Justin Verlander pitched eight shutout innings and had a no hitter heading into the seventh. The 2012 AL Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera, contributed with a two-run homer. Like last year’s ALCS, the Tigers will not have home-field advantage; but if history is to repeat itself, that will not affect this Detroit team. It was a sweep against the Yankees in 2012 that pushed them into the World Series. Detroit Tigers tickets for Games 3, 4, and 5 at Comerica Park are the cheapest of the four teams remaining in the postseason. At an average price of $176, you’ll pay $6 less per ticket to see the Red Sox than you would have last year to see the Yankees in Detroit.
The Boston Red Sox also advanced to the ALCS after a great pitching effort; the staff did not issue a walk in the game and Koji Uehara closed without allowing a single hit. The Game 4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays has the Sox playing for their 13th American League pennant. Baseball fans will pay a hefty 3.5-times as much to see an ALCS game in Boston than they will in Detroit. Boston Red Sox tickets are the most expensive of the Championship Series and average $624.
The Red Sox and Tigers will meet for the first time in a postseason. Detroit went 4-3 against Boston during the regular season, but each team won the series at home. Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox regular season tickets averaged $63 over four games in Detroit and $64 over three games in Boston, about 1/5 the cost of ALCS tickets. The average price of the ALCS is $342, $15 more than the NLCS.
|Date||ALCS Tickets: Tigers vs. Red Sox||Get-in Price||Avg. Price|
|10/12/2013||Game 1: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox||$90.00||$416.57|
|10/13/2013||Game 2: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox||$90.00||$435.40|
|10/15/2013||Game 3: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers||$66.00||$163.07|
|10/16/2013||Game 4: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers||$70.00||$176.39|
|10/17/2013||Game 5: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers||$79.00||$189.72|
|10/19/2013||Game 6: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox||$123.00||$716.95|
|10/20/2013||Game 7: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox||$166.00||$780.54|
Infographic Credit: Ryan Galovan