Milwaukee Brewers Playoff Tickets – Deal or No Deal?

September 29 by
Filed under: Deal or No Deal, Sports 

The Brewers have secured home field advantage for the National League Division Series.  This means they’ll be playing Games 1 and 2 at Miller Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Currently thousands of tickets for each game are available on StubHub, ranging from roughly $50 for a Terrace Reserved seat to $1,000 for a Club Infield Box seat.  (It’s unlikely the Club Infield Box seats will sell for that much since there are Club Infield Box seats available for less than $200.)  The asking price for the majority of tickets is under $200.

Are Brewers playoff tickets a deal or not?

Is spending $50 on a Brewers ticket worth it?  We polled our Facebook followers to get their thoughts.  Of course, there were a few who thought it was too much money, but some admitted they weren’t big baseball fans or they are too frugal to even buy tickets during the regular season.

One of our readers, Nick C., had a different take on the pricing.  He said:

…$45 to $55 for a playoff ticket doesn’t seem that crazy at all to me.  I expected them to be going for WAY more than that.

Several agreed with Nick, including Farrah F. who pointed out:

I’d compare these prices with concert tickets – pricey, but not something you do every day.

Jennifer from Green Bay Consumer chimed in to point out that $50 is a steal compared to Packers playoff tickets (or even regular season tickets).

Considering that the Brewers have made it to the Postseason four times in the last 30 years (1981, 1982, 2008, and 2011) our take is that the tickets are expensive, but if you’re a big baseball or Brewers fan, there is a lot of value to experiencing this type of an event.

What do you think?

So, what do you think?  Would you pay between $50 and $200 per ticket to attend a Brewers playoff game?  Is it worth it?  Please leave a comment and let us know!

Comments

7 Comments on Milwaukee Brewers Playoff Tickets – Deal or No Deal?

  1. Greg on Thu, 29th Sep 2011 1:36 PM

    I am going to echo what the others said and say that $50 for playoff tickets is worth it! You would easily spend more than that for a night on Water Street. Prince + Braun in the playoffs will probably never happen again. Gotta go, and I am glad I already have my tix.

    GO BREWERS!!!!!!

  2. donna on Thu, 29th Sep 2011 4:30 PM

    I bought a ticket on Stub Hub – they charge a $5 fee to print the ticket and a $5 handling fee. I entered the lottery for playoff tickets but did not get chosen. I feel that the Brewers should not sell so many tickets to stub hub and put more up in the lottery.

  3. Tom on Thu, 29th Sep 2011 4:40 PM

    The Brewers sell zero tickets to StubHub, those are 100% reselling done by people who bought playoff tickets.

    With regard to MilwaukeeConsumer’s reason for saying that the tickets are expensive is that the Brewers made the playoffs 4 times in 30 years, that’s a reason why they are INEXPENSIVE. If they made it every 3 years that would be another story.

  4. Milwaukee Consumer on Thu, 29th Sep 2011 5:56 PM

    Interesting theory Tom. So what you’re saying is that Brewers fans don’t realize how awesome this is, and if we were more accustomed to playoff appearances the demand would be higher?

    I wonder how prices for 2011 compare to prices for 2008?

  5. Julie I on Thu, 29th Sep 2011 7:16 PM

    Maybe if my team played in the post-season every year I would take a pass once in a while, but $50 doesn’t seem like too much for an occasion like this. (Coincidentally, I HAVE tickets already thanks to my season ticket package and their face price is $50.)

  6. Lynn B on Thu, 29th Sep 2011 8:39 PM

    I would and I did!!! I can’t wait for Saturday’s game. This is very exciting for Milwaukee baseball!!

  7. jim on Fri, 14th Oct 2011 9:35 PM

    The brewers are absolutly selling tickets on stub hub. Just look at the huge amount of tickets that are being sold on stub hub with groups of 10 or 20 tickets available. Who else has that quanity available.

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