Last season, MLS Cup tickets prices peaked the Tuesday before the Championship match. On November 27, prices averaged $242, 12% more than the previous week and 11% more than the cost of a ticket two days later. The fact that the Beckham era was coming to an end was a main draw in 2012; also, some thought it could be Donovan’s last season. The LA Galaxy hosted and became American soccer’s most decorated professional club with the win. Flip the calendar to December 2013, and MLS Cup ticket prices for Saturday’s matchup between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City are averaging $266, 12% less than last week.
Sporting Kansas City, host of the 2013 MLS Cup, sold out their Eastern Conference Championship game in less than 24 hours (21,650 tickets). As expected MLS Cup tickets were in high demand following Sporting KC’s Championship berth; at that time, the average list price of a ticket on Razorgator was $354. By Wednesday, the average cost of a ticket had fallen to $303 on the secondary market. While prices have slowly declined leading up to the Championship game, the 2013 final still boasts a more expensive ticket than previous years.