Tips for making a safe ticket purchase for Game 1 of the ALDS

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  The Royals begin their quest for another World Series berth Thursday tonight when they take on the Houston Astros in the Divisional Championship Series.

The game is a sellout, so the chances of getting a ticket at the ballpark are slim unless you decide to buy them from a scalper. And if you do that, beware, as some scammers are looking to take advantage of trusting Royals fans.

"Go to a reputable ticket broker with a storefront,"  senior directors of ticket sales Steve Shiffman said. "Here in the KC market you have some great reputable brokers. Please beware of fraud going on out there. Do not buy tickets off Craigslist or in a parking lot or from strangers. I hate when people unfortunately get taken advantage of."

If you don’t already have a ticket, Steve says your best bet is to go to Stub Hub. Right now, there are more than 4,100 tickets on sale.

The cheapest seat in the nose bleed sections are going for around $85 a piece. Decent seats average around $150 a piece, while the most expensive seats in the dugout box are going for $1,100  each.

Last year during the Division Series, standing room seats went for $136 and the most expensive seats went for $11,000 dollars so tickets to this year’s postseason are a lot more affordable than last year.

Royals officials say you can check on their website,, throughout the day to see if some become available.

First pitch set for 6:37 p.m.


Things you need to know for Game 1

Things you need to know for Game 1