If watching the World Series has convinced you that a trip to Detroit this weekend is in your future, it will be expensive.
You can drive from Baltimore to Detroit in 10 hours, or you can fly. On Thursday night, Southwest flights from BWI-Marshall to Detroit were priced for about $234 each way.
That’s the cheap part. If you want to attend Game 3 at Comerica Park on Saturday, StubHub had about 4,300 tickets available. The most inexpensive are selling for $335 each for two mezzanine tickets in right field.
Standing room tickets, which are priced at $70 by Major League Baseball, are listed between $340 and $412.
Want a box seat. MLB’s list price is $305, but most infield box seats are selling for about $1,000 each.
One ambitious entrepreneur has listed a pair of right field bleacher seats for $999, the same price as some infield boxes.
The most expensive were “On Deck Circle” seats behind the Tiger dugout for $10,000 each.
Of course, some of those prices may fall closer to game time.
You’ll need a place to stay. There aren’t many hotels in downtown Detroit, but those are sold out. The good news is that hotels in nearby Dearborn, about six miles away, are selling for $139 a night. In Warren, about 10 miles from Comerica Park, rooms are as low as $79.
If you’re now certain you must go to cheer on the Giants or Tigers, dress warmly. Saturday’s high is forecast at 51 degrees with a low of 39 with winds averaging 13 mph.