It’s cheaper to fly to Houston to see the Phillies in the World Series
After calculating all the numbers, The Philadelphia Investigator said they determined you could actually save money buying World Series tickets to see the Phillies and Astors play at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, even after flying to Texas and rented an Airbnb weekend.
I couldn’t believe that was possible, so I worked the numbers out myself and found…it was probably true.
It seems Philadelphia Phillies tickets to the World Series are such a hot commodity after 13 years since they last appeared, you could at least get good seats to a game in Houston for about the same amount you would pay for the cheapest seats in Philadelphia, even after paying for your transportation and accommodations in Texas.
According to data from TicketIQWorld Series games in Philadelphia are, on average, more than double those in Houston.
The average secondary market price for a game in Houston is $1,584. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is, but that has nothing to do with the price of these Philly games. The Philly price is more than double at $3,228.
Even the cheapest seats in Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park fetch upwards of $1,000 on the secondary market.
Cheapest ticket I could find for Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park on Seatgeek.com Wednesday morning was $1326 with fees. You can find tickets on Seatgeek.com for this weekend’s games in Houston for around half that amount.
The Philadelphia Investigator notes that it might be possible for frugal Phillies fans to attend a game in Houston that will cost less, including the cost of travel.
Doesn’t seem right somehow, does it?