As one of the leading providors of World Series tickets we get a lot of calls about the World Series and currently the most asked question is why the World Series tickets are so expensive. The main reason of course is supply and demand. There will always be more fans looking for World Series tickets than there are seats available. And for the Giants vs Rangers World Series it’s no different.
Another reason for the high prices for World Series tickets is the size of many of today’s new baseball ballparks. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington will seat 49,000 fans and there is room for several thousand standing room only spaces. And at AT&T Park in San Francisco the seating capacity is only about 42,000 for a San Francisco Giants team that has fans throughout Northern California.
The new ballparks have up to 30% fewer seats than the stadiums that they have replaced. The former home of the San Francisco Giants had a capacity of 69,000 fans and across the bay in Oakland the capacity for Oakland Athletics baseball is set a 35,000, but get a World Series there and the seating will go up over 63,000. If the Yankees had made the World Series they would have put over 52,000 fans in Yankee Stadium.
World Series ticket holders get a much better view from any of the seats compared to the larger ballparks, but the fans looking for World Series tickets have to pay more because of the lack of available seats.
Ticket prices for both teams took a bit of a dip today but that may be short lived as tickets are still selling well. The first games are the most popular and the most expensive for tickets for the World Series at either ballpark. Standing room seats are currently running over $500 apiece for the Rangers Ballpark home opener on Saturday and $450 for the AT&T home opener this Wednesday.