One win separates the Cleveland Indians from their first World Series since 1948, and ticket prices for Tuesday's game 6 is at a level similar to many seventh games.
The matchup with the Chicago Cubs will take place at the Indians' Progressive Field. Game time is 8 p.m. EST.
On TicketIQ, a ticket search engine that pools tickets and data from more than 90% of the secondary market, the average resale price for Game 6 World Series tickets is now $2,023. That makes it the most expensive of the four Game 6 World Series match-ups since 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data.
In fact, Tuesday's Game 6 is more expensive than nearly three dozen Game 7s played across the MLB, NBA and NHL postseasons over the last seven years. Only the 2015 NBA Finals and a potential Game 7 between the Indians and Cubs on Wednesday own a higher resale average.
To be sure, ticket prices for Game 6 fell following the Cubs' Game 5 victory Sunday night, but the overall demand speaks to the level of excitement surrounding a potential Cleveland championship. Prices will likely rise if the Cubs claw their way to a decisive Game 7 victory on Wednesday night.
The cheapest Game 6 World Series tickets are priced from $653 each. Prepare to pay nearly three times that price for a potential Game 7. Tickets to Wednesday's possible series-deciding game start at a whopping $1,568, making it the most expensive Game 7 this decade.
The Cubs won an exciting sixth game 3-2 with wily manager Joe Maddon calling on ace reliever Aroldis Chapman for an unusual eight-out save. On Tuesday, they will start ace Jake Arrieta, an 18-game winner, against the Indians' Josh Tomlin, who won 13 games and threw 4.2 shutout innings against Chicago earlier in the series.
This article is commentary by an independent contributor.