World Series Mets Tix Averaging $1,000 on Secondary Market
For the first time since 2000, the Mets have made it to the World Series. The result? Some of the most expensive World Series games the secondary market has seen in the last five years, with resale tickets costing an average of $1,000 a pop.
With the NL team hosting Games 3, 4 and 5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Mets fans will not only have the convenience of weekend games, but they also have the potential to see their team clinch in Games 4 and 5. These two factors will likely increase demand for tickets relative to Games 1 and 2 which will be on weeknights.
Avg. Resale Price for Mets During World Series
Home Game 1 (Game 3): $976
Home Game 2 (Game 4): $1,073
Home Game 3 (Game 5): $1,107
The most expensive World Series game we have in our database (which goes back to 2010) is the Cardinals at Red Sox Game 6 in 2013, which had an average resale price of $1,175. Looking at last year’s World Series, Games 4 and 7 were actually tied for the most expensive, with an average resale price of $994.
Mets World Series Tickets
World Series: Kansas City Royals at New York Mets - Game 5Citi Field · Flushing, NY
World Series: Kansas City Royals at New York Mets - Game 4Citi Field · Flushing, NY
World Series: Kansas City Royals at New York Mets - Game 3Citi Field · Flushing, NY
How the series is going for the Mets will likely have a major impact on demand. For example, the median listing price for tonight’s Cubs game was down more than 50 percent this morning from where it was before the series started. It’s a bit of a Catch-22 for Mets fans, because if they are up 2-0 and coming back to New York demand for tickets will drive prices up, but if they are down 0-2 when they come back tickets may be cheaper, but they will have no chance of clinching at home.
Looking at potential opponents, it seems as though the demand for tickets is a bit hotter for the World Series in Kansas City than in Toronto. For non-clinching games the average resale price of a ticket in Kansas City is $971, while in Toronto it is $679.