The 2016 National League Championship Series (NLCS) between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs has already seen its fair share of drama.
Chicago, who had baseball's best record, are aiming to win their first World Series in 1908, took game one on an eighth inning grand slam home run. But Dodgers' ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw threw seven shutout innings in game two to help knot the series. Kershaw, who is widely considered the best pitcher in Major League baseball, had struggled in previous playoff series.
The series moves to historic Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles this evening.
For fans still in the market for attending a game, 2016 NLCS tickets are significantly cheaper in Los Angeles than in Chicago.
On TicketIQ, the average resale price for Dodgers NLCS tickets at Dodger Stadium is $325.68.
The Toronto Blue Jays are cheaper to see at home during this season's American League Championship Series against the surprising Cleveland Indians -- $195 average for Game 4 and a possible Game 5. The Blue Jays trail the Indians 3-0.
Compare that average to the four potential NLCS games at Wrigley Field, where Cubs NLCS tickets average $818.56. That marks a 60% difference in the average ticket price between the cities.
Just how expensive are Cubs National League Championship Series tickets this season? Consider this: according to
, the average resale ticket price at Wrigley Field for both Games 6 and 7 is more expensive than the cost of a round-trip flight from Chicago to Los Angeles., hotel fees and the price of a ticket at Dodger Stadium.
The Cubs own the third most expensive league championship series average since TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data in 2010. They pale only to last year's Cubs and Mets teams, whose NLCS matchup was the priciest league championship series of the decade. The Mets owned a $832.14 average during their two home games last season while the Cubs posted a record-setting $1,051.70 average in their first two NLCS home games since 2003.
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