Upcoming Subway Series One of the Priciest MLB Tickets This Year
With both New York baseball teams in playoff contention this weekend, and excitement building around the postseason, fans are paying big bucks to see the last regular season Subway Series of 2015.
Tickets for this weekend’s series are averaging $145 on the secondary market– that’s $155 for Friday’s game, $160 for Saturday’s game, and $122 for Sunday’s game. The games Friday and Saturday are the most expensive Mets home games since at least 2010, topping this year’s home opener against the Phillies that had an average resale price of $145.
Tickets to Subway Series 2015
Moreover, the Friday and Saturday games are more expensive than any Yankees home game this year, topping their opener against the Blue Jays that averaged $123 on the secondary market. That means that this weekend will see New York’s two most expensive regular season MLB games of 2015. In fact, outside of home openers the Friday and Saturday games are more expensive than every 2015 MLB game so far.
Outside of home openers, Friday’s and Saturday’s games are on pace to be the most expensive regular season MLB games of 2015, topping the July 11 Yankees-Red Sox game that averaged $125 on the secondary market.
From the 2010 to 2014 seasons, the most expensive Mets home game was a May 2010 matchup against the Yankees that averaged $136 on the secondary market. That means that Friday’s and Saturday’s games will be more expensive than any Mets home game in our database, which goes back to 2010. In fact, this weekend’s series will be the most expensive Subway Series of the last six years, beating out a June 2012 series that averaged $125 on the secondary market.
The excitement for this series is rivaling that of a playoff series: The Friday and Saturday games are more expensive on the secondary market than Game 2 of the 2012 ALCS, when tickets to Yankee Stadium averaged $146. This weekend’s average of $145 is also more expensive than Games 1, 2, and 3 of the 2012 ALDS (which averaged $129 total), as well as Games 1, 2, and 3 of the 2011 ALDS (which averaged $113 total), all of which were hosted by the Yankees.
The most expensive Jets home game this year is a December matchup against the Patriots that is averaging $134 on the secondary market. That means that every single Jets home game of 2015 is cheaper than this installment of the Subway Series. On the other hand, seven of the Giants’ eight home games in 2015 are currently more expensive on the secondary market than any of this weekend’s Yankees-Mets games.