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How much would a last-minute trip cost to see the Dodgers in World Series?

The Dodgers warm up before Game 6 of the NLCS at Globe Life Field, site of the World Series.
The Dodgers warm up Saturday at Globe Life Field. They will face the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series at the same site starting Tuesday.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Good morning, Dodgers fans. To those among you dreaming of seeing your team play in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night: Act fast, and pay up.

In 2017, the last time the Dodgers were the home team for Game 1, the average price for a World Series ticket on the resale market was $2,938, according to Ticket IQ. That was for all seats, not just the most affordable ones, and demand was driven by the fact that the Dodgers had not played in the World Series since 1988.

The average resale price for this year’s World Series is $1,329, according to Ticket IQ. The cheapest price on StubHub for one Game 2 ticket: $350.

But, in 2017, the game was at Dodger Stadium. In 2020, although the Dodgers are again the home team, the game is at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. With health protocols in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tickets are sold only in groups of four.

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Why will the Dodgers capture their first World Series title since 1988? There’s a dependability about this team that was absent in previous years.

The cost for four of those $350 tickets, plus fees: $1,838. And you still have to get there: A one-way ticket from LAX to Dallas that would get you to Arlington by game time is $51`9 on Southwest Airlines and $599 on American Airlines.

Less expensive options? You can watch the game at Dodger Stadium, on giant screens in the parking lot for $75 per car. Or maybe you can stay home and watch on TV, perhaps swinging by Gelson’s Market before the game to pick up a couple of Kershaw’s Wicked Curve beers.


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