You probably could've seen this coming, but World Series ticket prices are going to be very expensive this time around.
With the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians going head-to-head in the Fall Classic, we're witnessing a matchup of two historically hard-luck franchises. The Indians haven't won the title since 1948. The Cubs haven't since 1908, and haven't even made it to the World Series since 1945.
So it's a rare opportunity for both fan bases to see their teams compete for a trophy, and as such, tickets on the secondary market are going through the roof. The data below, from VividSeats.com and current as of Oct. 22, shows the cheapest tickets — or “get-in price” — and the average price for tickets for every game of the series.
To see a game in Cleveland, it'll cost you nearly $900 just to get in the door and over $2,000 for an average ticket. At Wrigley, you'll need over $2,000 to get in and between $5,500 and $7,500 for an average ticket.
Those prices are astronomically higher than any other in recent years. The average price to see the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets a year ago was just $756, and that was the highest price of the past four seasons, for which VividSeats.com has data.
Game 1 is Tuesday on FOX with first pitch shortly after 8 p.m. ET. It's free to sit at home and watch on your TV.