On Wednesday, the New York Mets will square off against the San Francisco Giants in a one-game playoff for the right to move on to the divisional round of the MLB playoffs for a five-game series with the Chicago Cubs.
Thanks to a hot finish to their season and a sluggish second half of the year for San Francisco, the Mets will play host to Giants in a game that Mets fans are clamoring to get into according to the secondary ticket market.
Per Vivid Seats, the cost just to get into the stadium to see the Mets’ one-game bout with the Giants is $141, while the median ticket price is $249.
The get-in price is the most expensive Wild Card or divisional round ticket in the MLB Playoffs outside of a potential Game 5 in the Chicago Cub’s series against an opponent to be determined (either the Mets or Giants). Tickets to get into the stadium for that game start at $159 currently.
The slated starters for the Mets-Giants game on Wednesday are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants, which should be as good a pitchers’ duel as you’ll ever seen.
Should the Mets advance for a rematch of last year’s National League Championship Series against the Cubs, ticket prices for that series will undoubtedly skyrocket.
Last year the Mets swept the Cubs, but the Cubs finished the year with MLB’s best record at 103-58.
First pitch is set for 8:08 p.m. ET at Citi Field.
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for a championship for any of his other three teams.