New Ticketing Reality

    • The average price of 2020 World Series tickets is $753.
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Whether the Los Angeles Dodgers clinch the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays tonight or Game 7 is needed, the event now boasts the priciest ticket since the pandemic began — a fan paid $6,499 apiece for two seats to Game 5. 

Still, fans are either wary of COVID-19, not willing to travel, or a little bit of both: the average ticket sale price is 32% behind last season’s World Series. Even though the four-seat pods at Globe Life Field are drawing fans, the series is unlikely to beat the $34,000 a fan paid for a Super Bowl LIV ticket in February — the most expensive event of 2020. 

Welcoming 11,500 fans to allow for social distancing — about 29% capacity — this year’s Fall Classic will host fewer fans than the 1918 World Series, which also took place during a pandemic. More than 128,000 spectators attended the Boston Red Sox’ 4-2 series win over the Chicago Cubs.

World Series Ticket Breakdown:

$75 face price for World Series tickets when they went on sale.

$753 average price of 2020 World Series tickets.

$6,499 amount paid per ticket for a pair of luxury seats to Sunday’s Game 5.

$24,000 amount paid for four Home Plate Club tickets for tonight’s Game 6.