The majority of Toronto Blue Jays fans are holding on to hope that the team will progress to the World Series after clinching a wild-card spot against the Boston Red Sox.
According to a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News, 35 per cent of Jays fans believe the team will win the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and make it to the World Series – however, 16 per cent think the team will be eliminated in the ALCS like last year.
Ticket frenzy has also died down after last seasons’ nail biting ALCS championship, with many fans noting that they aren’t willing to shell out as much money for post-season tickets as last year.
For example, in order to see the final game of the ALDS – which won’t be held at Rogers Centre this year – Canadians would be willing to pay up to $92, down from $108 last year. Only one quarter of those asked said they would pay more than $100 for a ticket.
But, if they Jays were to make it to Game 7 of the World Series – which would be played at the Rogers Centre – fans would pay as much to $243, up from $220 last year.