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World Series tickets on resale market are the most expensive in history

Kansas City Royals players celebrated after winning the ALCS championship by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday.
Kansas City Royals players celebrated after winning the ALCS championship by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday.

The resale ticket market aggregator TiqIQ has some bad news for Royals fans looking for tickets to the World Series.

As of Saturday afternoon, the average price for a ticket on the resale market to the World Series between the Royals and Mets is $1,539.51, which TiqIQ says is the most expense it has ever tracked. It surpasses the $1,317.80 for the 2010 Fall Classic between the Rangers and Giants.

Royals tickets on the resale market are going for average of $1,460.27, while the Mets’ average is $1,630.34, per TiqIQ. The company also said the average price for Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium is $1,244.27 and the minimum (or get-in) price is $407.

Flush with cash? A ticket for Crown Club Row A is commanding more than $9,700.

Here is TiqIQ’s breakdown for the other six games:

Game 2 (at Kauffman Stadium): $1,198.12 ($398 minimum)

Game 3 (at Citi Field): $1,578.28 ($587)

Game 4 (at Citi Field): $1,587.95 ($589)

Game 5 (at Citi Field): $1,699.32 ($565)

Game 6 (at Kauffman Stadium): $1,621.85 ($524)

Game 7 (at Kauffman Stadium): $1,862.91 ($646)

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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