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World Series 2011 Tickets: Rangers Fans Apparently Willing To Spend Considerably More

TiqIQ shows us that Rangers fans are willing to spend considerably more to see their team chase their first title than Cardinals fans are willing to in order to see No. 11.

With the Texas Rangers' pursuit of World Series title No. 1 and the St. Louis Cardinals in pursuit of No. 11, a lot is at stake, and as always, it's expensive to witness live drama. Overall, the Rangers fans seem to want it a bit more (buy tickets here), as they are paying a series average of $898 vs. the Cards series average of $777 (yes, Vegas, $777). Despite the high prices in in Arlington, they are still 27 percent below last years average of $1,244. As for home series openers, the Rangers win this battle within the price war running away: $1,021 avg. price for Game 3 vs. $575 avg. price for Game 1.

Without the fiscal abandon that came with the Rangers fans' first-ever World Series appearance and the Giants Baseball: Torture, the average price across the entire series is down considerably, at 35 percent. While Cards fans are understandably giddy about their ‘Happy Bus-Rally Squirrel' run, this is their third World Series in eight years. Throw in a still precarious economy, and the Cards World Series 2011-edition is featuring much more Pizza, Beer and Couches than 2006 or 2004.

Yet, despite the allure of 50 Inches and saving some serious coin, seasoned Cardinals fans - and ticket sellers - know that high-drama demands a high price. If it comes down to a Game 7 at Busch, the average price moves into four-figures. For a walk-off series winner, it would feel like a bargain.

With the match-up for these storied franchises, TiqIQ decided to take a look at how the demand for tickets is reflected in ticket prices for each game of the Series. To do this, we charted the average price for the 7 games.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.