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MLB Money: The Most Expensive Tickets in Baseball for 2017

Fans cheer above the Cubs dugout during Game 6 of the 2016 National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field.

Fans cheer above the Cubs dugout during Game 6 of the 2016 National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field. Winning will make you the hottest — and most expensive — MLB ticket in the league. And thanks to a World Series win, the Cubs land on our list of the MLB’s most expensive ticket prices. | Getty Images

Is going to a Major League Baseball game expensive? It depends who you ask. To an old-timer who hopped the fence and bought a 5-cent hot dog while watching Koufax pitch, today’s expensive ticket prices are insane. However, talk to someone who went to an NFL or NBA game recently. Compared to those prices, a $40 box seat at Dodger Stadium sounds great.

Even today’s beer prices are not as outrageous as some might have you believe. At Yankee Stadium, a tall imported beer costs $12, but here’s the thing: It’s 24 ounces. That counts as two beers in the real world, and $6 is normal anywhere else in New York. (We’d like to see a similar rationale behind popcorn prices at any major movie theater.)

If there’s one place where MLB ticket prices get crazy, it’s on the secondhand market. For the most popular teams, ticket brokers snatch up most of the good season tickets, leaving fans with little choice but to pay surge pricing or stay home. To see where resale prices are craziest, TickPick crunched the numbers for the 2017 season. Here are the 10 highest resale prices at MLB parks.

10. New York Mets

Shot of players line up during Opening Day on April 3, 2017 at Citi Field in New York.

Shot of players line up during Opening Day on April 3, 2017 at Citi Field in New York. MLB players line up during Opening Day 2017 at Citi Field. | Getty Images

Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, ranks among fans’ favorite parks for its classic design and overall value. Like the Yankees’ new park, Citi also opened in 2009 and hosted one World Series (2015). Another thing this ballpark has in common with its Bronx neighbors: relatively expensive ticket prices. The average Mets ticket cost $69.31 on the resale market in 2017.