Until last Sunday, this seemed like the year to do it.
A potential showdown between the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays — 2 small-market teams — didn’t figure to make this 2020’s fixture a big draw.
Toss in anxiety over attending live events and the need to hop on a flight to Dallas (the site of this year’s World Series), and many die-hards were content to watch from the comfort of their couch.
Things changed quickly
The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to knock off Atlanta in the National League Championship Series (NLCS), sparking a frenzy that has seen tickets surge on secondary markets like SeatGeek and Gametime.
While the NBA and NHL finished out their bubbles in empty arenas, the NFL and MLB have welcomed back fans in a limited capacity.
It’ll cost you…
Major League Baseball capped the number of tickets it would sell per game for the World Series at ~11.5k. Ranging from $75 to $450, ticket prices were down 40% to 50% versus last year’s World Series.
Those discounts were short-lived, as ticket prices have skyrocketed to between $1.6k and $17k.
Turns out there’s more than a few people willing to shell out for the chance to see the Dodgers win their first title since 1988.