When Will World Series Tickets Go On Sale?

By Roshan Khatiwada / 30 September 2023 09:34 AM

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World Series tickets have gone on sale to the general public from 21st September 2023. The best-of-seven-game series will take place on two ballparks.

The Fall Classic tournament is an annual championship played between the National League and American League champions. The winner of the championship is awarded with the Commissioner's Trophy.

The team with the best regular season record among the two in the World Series gets home-field advantage, with four games taking place at their ballpark. The tournament is played in a 2-3-2 format, meaning the first two games are played at the stadium of the team with the best record.

Further, the next three games are played at the home ballpark of the second team, followed by the final two games taking place at the stadium of the team with the best regular season record.

The First game of the 2023 World Series is set to take place on October 27. The series can end as early as October 31 or as late as November 4.

World Series Tickets Price 2023

Average cost of World Series tickets 2023 is $3581.32, according to TicketSmarter. The price starts as low as $637 and goes over $10,000.

The price of the tickets for the World Series depends on several factors, such as the venue, the game number, the location of the seat, and the teams involved. The average price of the ticket is also affected by availability and market conditions. 

Twelve teams qualify for the MLB playoffs, six from the American and six from the National League. Of those twelve teams, one from the AL and one from the NL qualify for the World Series.

The ticket prices also differ depending on which two teams qualify for the Fall Classic. For example, when the Cubs reached the World Series in 2016, the ticket prices were very high for the games at Wrigley Field, as it was their first Fall Classic event since 1945.

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The average ticket price for Games 4 and 5 at Wrigley was $3,998, twice more than for the games at the home ballpark of their opponent, the Cleveland Indians. Similarly, the ticket prices can also depend on the World Series matchup as a series between two arch-rivals gets more hype than others, thus increasing the demand and the cost.

Tickets are usually sold through the official Major League Baseball website and other platforms such as Vivid Seats, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and more. All these platforms offer different payment methods, customer services, and seating options.

It is better to compare the prices and features on all these platforms to find the best deal for you. The tickets for the event are sold out quickly as it is one of the major sports events in the country and is in high demand.

Where Is The World Series Being Played 2023?

The 2023 World Series venues are yet to be decided. The games will take place at the home ballpark of the two teams that qualify for the Fall Classic event.

As of September 28, seven teams have already booked their place in the 2023 MLB playoffs. They will be joined by five more teams for the postseason tournament.

Ultimately, two teams will make it to the World Series, scheduled to start on October 27. All seven games of the Fall Classic event will be played in the ballpark of those two teams, with four being played at the baseball stadium of the team with the best regular season record among the two.

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The teams already qualified for the playoffs are the Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Other teams currently holding the playoff spot but not yet qualified are the Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Houston Astros. With only three games remaining in the regular season, most of these teams are almost sure to make it to the playoffs.

Here are the twelve possible World Series venues as of September 28:

National League:

  • Truits Park (Atlanta Braves)*
  • Dodgers Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)*
  • American Family Field (Milwaukee Brewers)*
  • Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies)*
  • Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • LoanDepot Park (Miami Marlins)

American League:

  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)*
  • Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers)
  • Target Field (Minnesota Twins)*
  • Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays)*
  • Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros)

Note: The * denotes the team has already qualified for the 2023 MLB playoffs.

Most Expensive World Series Tickets

The most expensive ticket for the 2023 World Series as of now is $26,215. This cost is for the premium-level seating in the ballpark.

The tickets for the Fall Classic are among the most expensive in the entire MLB season. The normal ticket prices for the tournament start at around $400 to $500.

Looking back at the 2022 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros, the ticket for a chair at Diamond Club B was the most expensive for Game 1. The seat was priced at $7,718.

On the other hand, the games at Citizens Bank Park were even more expensive than at the Astros. The normal ticket price at the Phillies home ballpark was $636, and the costliest ones behind the home plate were at a range from $6,000 to $11,000.

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The average ticket price during the previous World Series tournament was $3,228. It was the second-highest average in MLB history after the 2016 one.

As of now, the average ticket price for the 2023 World Series is $3,581.32, which is higher than that of the previous season. However, the ticket will also depend on the number of games you wish to buy.

Normally, Games 4 and 5 tickets are more expensive than Games 1, 2, and 3. The tickets for Game 7 are the most expensive for the World Series if the tournament reaches that stage.

The most expensive ticket for Game 4 of the tournament is in Wrigley Field, which will take place if the Cubs make it to the finals. The seat in Row 14 of the Club Box 18 section is priced at $14,750. 

The tickets for the later games of the World Series haven't been opened yet. The tickets for only the first four games of the Fall Classic event have been opened to the general public.

Cheapest World Series Tickets

The cheapest tickets for the 2023 World Series are at the Minute Maid Park for Game 1 of the tournament. The seats are in the Deck Outfield and are priced at $595.

Atlanta Braves World Series tickets for the first game of the tournament start at $909. These seats are in the Grandstand area of the ballpark in Row 7 of the Vista Corner 343 section.

The cheapest seats in the ballpark are around the Top Deck, the Outfield, and the Grandstand area. These sections are far away from the field; hence, the prices for the seats are comparatively low.

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Although a price range of $500-$600 is not cheap, but in the context of the World Series, this price range is low. Some of the ballparks have a minimum ticket price in excess of $1,000.

The seats at American Field Family are also relatively cheaper, as the ones in Terrace Outfield are available for $666. Similarly, the ones at the Dodgers Stadium are also among the cheapest ones, which are priced at $609.

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