Last week, we at SeatGeek begin our Midseason Ticket Report series by looking at the American League East, the American League Central, the American League West, and the National League East. Today, we will be analyzing the National League Central. We will be using three metrics; 1) Average ticket price per team versus average percent of face value per team 2) the top ten games in the NL Central, as determined by average ticket price on the secondary market 3) the top three games for each team in the NL Central.
- The Cubs, who are 9.5 games out of first place and 11 games under .500, lead the division in both average ticket price and percent of face value. This could possibly be attributed to the fact that the Cubs are a popular team and they play in Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the United States.
- The Reds are leading the division. Yet their average ticket price is $37 compared to the 4th place Cubs whose average ticket price is $70. That means the average ticket price for the Reds is 47% less than it is for the Cubs.
- The Brewers are in 3rd place in the division while the Pirates are in last place. Yet the Pirates tickets resell for an average of 116% of face value while the Brewers only resell for 85% of face value. That's a 31% difference.
- 8 of the 10 most expensive games are between the Cubs and the Cardinals.
- The other two most expensive games are the Cubs against their crosstown rivals, the White Sox.
- 11 of the 18 games are between teams in the NL Central.
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