World Series Tickets: Best Seats, How to Save & When to Buy
The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros face off in the 2022 MLB World Series, starting this Friday, October 28 at 8:03pm EST. With so many exciting possibilities, ticket prices will likely cost a pretty penny. When shopping for such an important ticket, you want to be armed with all the info you need to make an educated buying decision. Check out our list of money-saving tips, along with information on the best seats in the house and factors that may affect ticket prices.
How much are World Series tickets?
Demand for World Series tickets is typically higher than for earlier playoff games. You can view all tickets for the Phillies vs Astros 2022 World Series here.
When is the best time to buy World Series tickets?
You’ll find the cheapest ticket prices as close to the game as possible. Prices tend to drop the closer the event date arrives. For Friday’s Game 1, you may want to check SeatGeek’s site on Thursday evening or Friday morning for the lowest prices.
Where is the 2022 World Series?
The 2022 World Series will be held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA.
What is the best seat at Minute Maid Park?
The Astros home stadium, Minute Maid Park, will host Game 1, Game 2 and (if needed) Games 6 and 7 of the World Series. In classic MLB fashion, the best seats are located behind the Astros bench and the home plate. These tickets average $1,200.00-$3,000.00. You can find several tickets for less than $1,000.00 in the 300-level sections and some 200-level sections.
How do I get to Minute Maid Park?
If you’re driving to the ballpark, I-45 and I-10 are the two closest highways that lead directly to Hamilton, Preston and Texas Avenue. All gates will open two hours prior to game time. You can purchase a parking pass on SeatGeek to save time and money the day of.
What is the best seat at Citizens Bank Park?
The Phillies home stadium, Citizens Bank Park, will host Game 3, Game 4 and (if needed) Game 5 of the World Series. Just like other MLB venues, the best seats are located behind the Phillies bench and the home plate. These high-demand tickets average $2,000.00-$4,000.00 but you can find some for as low as $1,300.00.
Although the 300-level sections provide decent seats for the lowest price, you may want to purchase GA tickets at the last minute. While GA tickets don’t guarantee a seat, you can stand behind center field, at one of the surrounding bars/restaurants or behind any section on the 100 level.
How do I get to Citizens Bank Park?
If you’re driving to the park, I-76 and I-95 are the two closest highways that lead directly to Packer Ave or Broad Street. While there are tons of parking spaces and lots, you can save time by purchasing a parking pass. If you want to tailgate before the game, lots A-H, M, N & O open five hours before game time. For those taking the train/subway, take the last stop to NRG Station and you’ll arrive on North Broad Street.
How can I save money on World Series tickets?
Go to an early game in the series
With potentially seven games in the World Series tournament, fans can be a bit more selective with what tickets they buy compared to say, the Super Bowl. Games early in the series are often less expensive than Game 6 or 7.
Use SeatGeek’s Deal Score and collections features
SeatGeek’s Deal Score ranks the value of a ticket based on historical prices for the team, venue, location and quality of the other tickets for the event. Utilizing this feature will ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck when buying World Series tickets. SeatGeek’s collections feature also allows you to choose the best seats available to find the best view for the lowest price.
Opt for the nosebleeds
If you’re looking for any ticket and don’t care where you sit, sort the event listing by “price.” It’ll filter the cheapest options to the top, showing you the current lowest get-in price for the game. The most inexpensive options will probably be some of the less desirable seats in the house, but hey, that’s what jumbotrons are for.
Other factors that may impact ticket prices
How each team is performing
Considered the underdogs of the season, Phillies tickets at Citizens Bank Park are currently higher than Astros tickets at Minute Maid Park. Alternatively, if a team is performing poorly in the series, prices will likely drop as nobody wants to see their team lose. Basically, the more exciting the team performance, the more hot the ticket.
What city hosts the games
This one is pretty obvious: if the World Series is held in a more expensive metropolitan area, tickets will likely cost more money.
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