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KC Royals Beating SF Giants ... on Ticket Prices

/ Source: CNBC.com

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The Kansas City Royals have a chance at history starting Tuesday night with their first World Series in nearly three decades. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Giants find themselves in a familiar place: This is their third Series in five years.

According to secondary ticket aggregator TiqIQ, the current average list price for a Royals home game at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium is currently $1,196. That's down about 23 percent since Friday, but the Royals still maintain an edge over the Giants, whose current average price is $1,138, which is up about 4 percent. "What's interesting ... is Giants tickets have steadily crept up," said Jesse Lawrence, CEO of TiqIq. "Part of what is happening there is historic. The Giants are on the verge of dynasty status, and people want to participate in that." Lawrence said that there hasn't been a lot of winning in Kansas City for years, which has created a pent-up demand and driven ticket prices higher. The last time the Royals were in the World Series was 1985, when Ronald Reagan was president. Meanwhile, the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs haven't won a Super Bowl since 1969. When it comes to ticket demand, the World Series is the second-biggest event behind the Super Bowl, according to TiqIQ.

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