The 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, which began in April, is now roughly half over, which means it will soon be time to start thinking about the league’s anticipated annual playoffs: the World Series.
At this stage, the details of the 2021 World Series are up in the air, but VIVA has you covered with all the information available so far.
Here’s what we know about the biggest week in baseball so far.
Everything We Know So Far About the 2021 MLB World Series So Far
When Is the 2021 MLB World Series?
The 2021 MLB season is slated to conclude on October 3. The World Series will then begin on October 27, with game 7—which may or may not be necessary—scheduled for November 3.
Where Will the 2021 MLB World Series Happen?
The 2020 MLB World Series, contested by the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers, was played exclusively at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was the first time since 1944 for that the entire World Series was contested in one location.
This year, things will most likely return to normal. That means that the location of the World Series will be determined by the teams involved, with the home field advantage going to the winner of the 2021 All-Star Game, the American League. At this stage, the winner of the American League is still a mystery, but we’ll update this page as new information emerges.
At this stage, it’s still anybody’s season, so it’s difficult to say who will be playing in the 2021 MLB Finals. That being said, the oddsmakers have certainly made it clear who they favor to come out on top. See a breakdown of the 10 biggest favorites to win the 2021 World Series below (via Vegas Insider):
Note: If you’re new to betting odds, a number following a plus sign indicates the amount you’d win on a successful $100 bet. Any number that follows a minus sign, meanwhile, indicates the amount of money you’d need to successfully wager to win $100. These figures reflect the confidence that the oddsmakers have in each team.
- Los Angeles Dodgers (+375)
- Houston Astros (+475)
- Chicago White Sox (+750)
- San Diego Padres (+850)
- New York Mets (+900)
- Boston Red Sox (+1100)
- Milwaukee Brewers (+1200)
- San Francisco Giants (+1400)
- Tampa Bay Rays (+1500)
- New York Yankees (+2000)
How Can You Get 2021 MLB World Series Tickets?
Tickets for the 2021 MLB World Series haven’t yet gone on sale, but are likely to do so early this fall. Last year, for reference, post-season tickets went on sale on October 6.
Keep an eye on the official MLB ticketing page for more information.