The World Series Ticket Prices Are Projected To Be The Most Expensive In Recent Sports History

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The two teams in this year’s World Series have the biggest championship blue balls in the entire league. The Chicago Cubs currently hold a 108 year World Series championship drought, the longest in the National League. The Cleveland Indians, who last won a World Series on the heels of the Second World War (1948), currently have the longest drought in the American League.

Both cities need a nut.

This is evident in the astronomical ticket prices, which are projected to be the most expensive in recent sports history. The average resale price per game per ticket is as follows, according to SeatGeek.

Game 1 (CLE): $1,156
Game 2 (CLE): $1,122
Game 3 (CHI): $3,372
Game 4 (CHI): $4,018
Game 5 (CHI): $4,451
Game 6 (CLE): $1,356
Game 7 (CLE): $1,681

To add perspective, the only event SeatGeek has seen with a higher average resale value was the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, according to Yahoo Sports. Even though Cleveland’s resale value pales in comparison to Chicago’s, tickets will probably be the most expensive event in Cleveland that SeatGeek has ever tracked, even more than the NBA Finals (resale $1,002).

Many Chicagoans have realized they’re better off buying a game ticket in Cleveland, driving the six hours, putting themselves up in a hotel, and still saving money in relation to their home team listings.

Moral of the story: the energy in these stadiums is going to be electric.

THIS JUST IN: If you’re a Cleveland fan who bought a World Series ticket, sell it immediately. Your team is doomed…

[h/t Yahoo!]

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