Why are Phillies NLCS tickets so much more expensive than Diamondbacks tickets?
The Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks are set to face off in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) starting on October 17. Tickets for the games in Philadelphia are significantly more expensive than tickets for the games in Arizona.
There are a few reasons for this disparity in ticket prices.
Demand: The Phillies have a passionate and loyal fan base, and there is high demand for tickets to their games, especially during the playoffs. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, have a smaller and less passionate fan base, and there is less demand for tickets to their games.
Market size: Philadelphia is a much larger city than Phoenix, and there are more people who can afford to buy expensive tickets to Phillies games. Phoenix is a smaller city, and there are fewer people who can afford to buy expensive tickets to Diamondbacks games.
Team success: The Phillies have been a more successful team than the Diamondbacks in recent years. They have won more games and made more playoff appearances. This has increased demand for Phillies tickets and driven up prices.
According to CheapSeatsTickets.com, the average ticket price for a Phillies home game in the NLCS is $352. The average ticket price for a Diamondbacks home game in the NLCS is $87. We found seats in the lower infield running around $1k for a pair of seats in Philly compared to the same pair in Arizona at about $300. This means that Phillies tickets are three to four times more expensive than Diamondbacks tickets.
If you are a Phillies fan and want to attend a game at Citizens Bank Park during the NLCS, be prepared to pay a hefty price. But if you are a Diamondbacks fan and want to attend a game at Chase Field during the NLCS, you will be able to get tickets for a much more reasonable price.