The average resale price for tickets to Games 1 and 2 of the World Series has reached $1,048, according to ticket search engine SeatGeek.
The tickets have reached prices approximately $300 higher in Kansas City than in cities that have previously held the World Series.
According to Eric Fisher of SportsBusiness Journal, standing room, no-seat tickets for the games are currently selling for around $600. Fisher added that the average resale prices were the highest ever tracked by SeatGeek.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports spoke to a ticket broker in Kansas City:
"There just aren't a lot of tickets on the market," said Jeff Goodman, the president of Kansas City-based Goody Tickets. "We already sold two-thirds of what we own. That's pretty quick.
"Somebody asked me today if they're going to come down to $300 or $400, and I said no way."
According to Passan, this year's prices exceed the previous high, $888 per ticket in San Francisco in 2010, by almost $100 per ticket, adjusted for inflation.
Get-in, standing room tickets in San Francisco, which has a 3-1 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, are currently under $400 per ticket.
Should the World Series stretch to six or seven games, ticket prices are expected to climb further.
The Giants stretched their series lead to 3-1 after a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday. The teams meet again for Game 5 on Thursday in San Francisco.
- Christopher Woody